Happy late mothers day to all the mothers out there. I'm sharing something I made for my mother aka MOMO. I wanted to illustrate various momo and me memories. Some of these are family jokes, and some are just memories.
I was at that age when you first start to use the bathroom on your own and I was very proud of using the public McDonalds bathroom all by myself. But my mother didn't trust that I wiped, so she pulled down my pants to check when people opened the door on us. This was a very embarrassing moment for young me and the funniest thing ever for sister and momo. A classic Olivares family memory.
Momo and me. I remember laying on her lap as a little girl and she'd run her fingers through my hair and say sweet motherly things. I remember thinking I was lucky to have a pretty mom.
My mom loves animals and when I was 5 she got an Eclectus parrot named Solomon "Boy" Olivares. He'd hang out on the couch a lot.
My mom was super creative with making Bows for me and my sister, many of which matched our outfits. We had a plastic bow rack on the bathroom door. She'd always ask "do you want a bow in your haaair??"
In first grade we got another parrot we named Phoenix. She'd always hang out with me when I was getting ready for school and play in the bathroom drawers. Also, everyone in the family wore a lot of embroidered Disney clothes.
In first grade, lice was going around the class. This was a very stressful time for Momo because I got lice. Momo was very thorough with checking our hair regularly to make sure they never came back.
Around the time after we got Phoenix, Solomon started plucking his feathers. He always had full reign of the house, walking around like a dog and playing with this stick he used to love.
Momo decorated our living room with my sister and my childhood artwork. I mostly drew parrots.
Momo had some skills on the sewing machine and made us quilts and outfits. She was famous for her "prairie dresses"(complete with petticoats). I think we were largely inspired by the American Girl Dolls. My sister was obsessed with the wizard of oz and Momo made her a Dorothy dress for Halloween.
Solomon becomes naked...well except for his head, tail, and flight feathers. He used to lay in the sunlight from the windows and sunbathe his naked bird body.
So thanks Momo for everything and being such a wonderful mother and supporting me and Brooke. For putting bow's in our haair, and providing us with a happy home full of parrots, michael jackson music, quilts, and love.