Prompt: Share a favorite memory you have of your mom. Or just share a picture of your mom that you cherish. Or you can do both!
Last year, my mom and I went to Japan, where my mom was born and raised. We’d been there together twice before, but last year’s trip was the first time I’d been back as an adult and it had been over twenty years. I’d forgotten how long the flight was, how cramped an airplane feels after several hours, how much I hate flying.
Granted, airplanes these days have amenities that didn’t exist in the 90s.
At any rate, my mom and I sat next to each other. We napped. We ate. We watched movies. As the plane descended towards Haneda Airport in Tokyo, my not-so-inner flying anxiety emerged because we hit really bad turbulence. The plane would sink down another few feet, then shake because of bad air. And I was starting to freak out, but luckily, I had my mom next to me so I could grab her hand. And Mom said, “It’s okay–it’s…yeah, it’s pretty turbulent, but we’ll be fine. Look, you can see the water outside. Oh, maybe that doesn’t help. You’re so like your dad when he flies.” Then she proceeded to laugh gently as I was grimacing.
Title: Doctor Mom
Author: Elaine Kaye
Genre: Picture Story Book
Ages: 5-8 years
BLURB: It’s Saturday, and Gregory Green can’t wait to have fun with his dad on the riding lawnmower, but something is wrong. Sammy, his teddy bear and best friend, won’t get out of bed. Gregory is worried when he sees Sammy’s left leg is torn. This is a case for Doctor Mom! Can they fix Sammy? And just how did Sammy get hurt in the first place?
PRAISE FOR DOCTOR MOM:
“Doctor Mom is an adorable story that shows how Moms can fix anything—even a torn limb on a beloved teddy bear! Children will enjoy the lovable little bear who needs a stitch or two and his boy who plays dress-up as a doctor.” – Wanda Luthman, award-winning author of Little Birdie Grows Up
“A sweet and heartfelt tale kids can easily identify with, and all of that with a wonderful touch of magic.” – Tonja Drecker, reviewer at Bookworm for Kids
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Elaine Kaye first created Gregory Green after her son, who loved her homemade pea soup, thus inspiring the story Pea Soup Disaster. Doctor Mom is the second book in A Gregory Green Adventure series and highlights something all moms and children can relate to; a beloved stuffed animal in need of a repair.
Kaye has worked as a library assistant and teacher’s assistant in elementary schools in the Sunshine State. She currently lives in Florida, but she has called Michigan; Honolulu, Hawaii; and Okinawa, Japan home.
She is a grandmother of three boys.