As many of you know my daughter Mai is named after my mother. I get questioned on her name all the time.
“That’s an unusual name.”
“How do you say it? May?”
“How did you come up with that name?”
Typically, when I am asked what her name is, it comes out in one giant run-on sentence. Inhale & go…”Her name is Mai. Like a Mai Tai, but that isn’t why I named her that. She is named after my mother. It is Vietnamese. It means cherry blossom.” Exhale. Mai must have heard this story many times because she has begun referring to herself as Cherry Blossom, Princess Cherry Blossom to be accurate.
The princess & I were snowbound again for the weekend, so took advantage of our time with some arts & crafts inspired by her lovely name.
Fingerprint Cherry Blossom
Draw a branch for your cherry blossoms with a marker or paint.
Mix a few different shades of pink.
Have your child dip their finger in the paint & press onto the branches.
Switch shades of pink & keep dabbing.
A flower as pretty as my little girl.