One of my favorite artifacts is his green mug so it seemed a fitting finale to Project Green. Thank You Anna!! I have enjoyed this and I’m looking forward to the next project. I have found some incredibly talented people while traveling through green land.
Give your eyes a feast and check them out HERE
Here are front and back views of my son’s “Hands Off My Mug” mug. It is the first mug he ever drank from! This makes it about 34 years old. It has an orange twin but the green one was always the favorite. He still uses it today.
Never one to give my last nerve a break my son would insist that the mug be referred to by its full name. So offering him a drink before bed turned into:
Mom: Do you want a drink before you go to bed?
Son: I don’t want to go to bed
Mom: That wasn’t the question. You’re going to bed, the school bus comes early, do you want a drink?
Son: I have to go to school?
Mom: I’m putting water in the mug.
Son: Can I have juice?
Mom: Yes, apple juice.
Son: What other juice do we have?
Son: I don’t believe you.
My face grows red and I give him “the look” so …
Son: OK, apple juice is good.
Mom: Great – here it is.
Son: Oh My God!! Where is my “Hands Off My Mug” mug!!?
He is truly stricken and puts on the face that always pushed my buttons
Mom: Calm down, I’ll switch it into the mug – green or orange? Decide once and for sure, I am NOT switching again.
Son: The green “Hands Off My Mug” mug
Son: Yes, the orange “Hands Off My Mug” mug is for orange juice and maybe soda.
Mom: Fine, here’s your juice in the green mug
Son: In the what?
Mom: (wishing she had remembered to take that little pill) – In the “Hands Off My Mug” mug – the green one.
Son: Do you love me?
And the answer was always yes! And all these many years later I would gladly go backwards and smell the way his hair smelled right out of the bath, the feel of his hand when he grabbed mine right before he got on the bus, the way his eyes found me the moment I walked into a room and they would light up with love and trust.
It’s getting late and I think I’m going to mix myself a martini and have it in a mug – the “Hands Off My Mug” mug – the green one.