A random comment from my good friend Louise yesterday reminded me of a mug experience from when Dane was young. I'm not sure how old he was at the time but still quite young, only fairly recently starting to talk? I'm guessing. But he had taken to calling me Sue not Mommy. My ex thought it hilarious. He was never Derek to Dane but always Daddy. Other people thought it funny or strange or some degree of both extremes. I found it funny sometimes but it also upset me a little. I could be Sue to anyone but only Mommy to Dane. I don't know why he decided to do that. One day he simply stopped. In the meantime, as a gift, I got a mug from Dane (of course really from Derek). 'My very first Mommy mug!' I thought excitedly as I opened it. Wrong. It read SUE. Derek collapsed in laughter. I think I laughed. It was kind of funny but I also felt very disappointed. I used the mug but also made my feelings about it known. At the next gift-giving occasion, I got another mug from Dane reading I love my mommy! I still have that mug. You can see it below. The writing is quite faded but I don't need to read it to know what it says.
This made me think about all my other significant mugs. I'm sentimental and quite a hoarder. We have tons of mugs. Most of them I could tell you who or where they came from. Favoruite mugs that get broken become brush or pen holders or pet food scoopers. Some of my special mugs are pictured below. Linda, my dear friend from BC, began a lovely tradition when she first visited me in Thunder Bay and we keep it to this day. She brought two similar mugs and a specially chosen tea. Those became the mugs we used all through our visit. Then she kept hers and took it back to BC and I kept mine. When i visit her, I n bring the mugs and tea. You can see the mug from her last visit below. Along with some of my other favourites.
What about you? What are your favourite mugs?
Welcome! I'm Sue Blott: a writer of all things, a poet at heart, mom, wife, daughter, step-mom, grandma, tea drinker, tai chi-er, mystic, artist, dreamer...and now a blogger! This is my world.