Flying Horse for the week of May 8, 2011:
I love my mom so much. I love to snuggle with her when we’re watching a movie. She is just like me. When I get sick, my mom cares for me. Everybody should have a mom like mine.
Sadie Cole, Grade 4, Calvary Christian Academy
I love my mother. She helps me when I need help. She is the best mother ever. Mothers are great.
Elle Giovanini, Grade 4, St. Mary’s, Pontiac
I would not trade my mom for anything. We go everywhere together. Sometimes we even go frog hunting. It is awesome when we play video games together.
Devyn Fry, Grade 2, Chester-East Lincoln
My mom is very nice. She makes mouth-watering brownies. She let me get a king-sized Kit Kat. It was yummy in my tummy!
Thad Steffen, Grade 2, Lexington Elementary
Keeps me safe
First, my mom makes sure I am safe. Next, she makes me feel good. Then, we like to eat food. Last, she tucks me in. I love my mom so much.
Kamdyn Shickel, Grade 1, Cedar Ridge
My mom is a gardener. She plants a lot of flowers in the summer. I help her plant them. We plant roses, lilies and sometimes daffodils.
Tony Mason, Grade 4, St. Mary’s, Bloomington.
My mom loves me. Moms are awesome! God made them!
Thomas Asis, Grade 2, St. Mary’s, Bloomington
My mom is great. She cooks, cleans, likes to take photos of her family, and loves to read and play outside with me. But most of all she loves me!
Mikayla Meyers, Grade 5, LeRoy Elementary
My mom gives me ice cream and seafood. What does your mom give you?
Oliver McManus, Grade 2, Tri-Valley Elementary
A great resource
Moms are Earth’s best natural resource. They have many great powers. One great power is super cleaning. Another is mega kindness. Moms help us and take care of us.
Becky Peel, Grade 4, Northpoint Elementary
My mom and I guess the puzzles and have races on "Wheel of Fortune" every night it is on. She will win, but sometimes I guess it before her. It’s on every weekday.
Maya Nodine, Grade 2, Lowpoint-Washburn Elementary
My mom is awesome. I mean she’s so fun and she does stuff for us. I am glad I have her for my mom.
Carly McBeath, Grade 4, Holy Trinity
Moms are good
Moms are good. Moms are great. Moms are people you should not hate.
Zachary Paulk, Grade 3, Sugar Creek
My mom is so wonderful I can’t name all the reasons. She is the prettiest woman in the universe. I like her just the way she is. She supports me on everything. I can’t thank her enough.
Victoria Watson, Grade 2, Towanda Elementary
She helps me
My mom helps me in so many ways, like with riding my new bike. When I fall down she helps me back up. I have a great mom because she loves me.
Marissa Turner, Grade 2, Hudson Elementary
It’s not easy
Moms have hard work. They make it look easy, but it is not easy at all. They feed the baby, wash the kids. Moms have so much stuff to do. That is why moms are so tired.
Alec Imhof, Grade 3, Stevenson Elementary
I love my mom
I love my mom. She mows the lawn. She is nice to me. She plays with me.
Joey Kerner, Grade 1, Jefferson Park
Buy her things
I love my mom so much that I would buy her everything in the world (of course if I had the money).
Andrew Gibson, Grade 3, Washington Elementary
Moms are great. They are there when you need comfort. My mom is one of the nicest people I know. I love her very much.
Ben Eddy, Grade 5, Oakdale Elementary
My mom and I watch "American Idol" together. I like to give my mom massages. My mom and I have fun together.
Peyton Brooks, Grade 2, Benjamin Elementary
My mom Meagan is awesome. She spoils me and she also helps me with things I have trouble with. My mom rocks!
Jasmine Bynog, Grade 5, Oakdale Elementary
My mom plays kickball and Wii with me. She makes me dinner every night. She makes me laugh when she is being funny.
Raegen Thompson, Grade 1, Carlock Elementary
I will make a card for my mom because she is nice to me, and because I love her so much, and she is wonderful.
Lexie Gilliand, Grade 1, Fairview Elementary
A good choice
My mom is amazing because she made me. When my mom had me, she gave her job up for her kids instead of $1 million from her boss. She went with her kids.
Maureen Gensler, Grade 1, Fieldcrest Elementary
Breakfast in bed
For Mother’s Day, I will let my mom have breakfast in bed. I will mop the floor, sweep the kitchen and vacuum the living room. I would do anything for my mom. I would also give her flowers.
Maddie McBurney, Grade 2, Northpoint Elementary
I love you
I love you Mom, because you take care of me. I also like you because you get dinner for me and you get toys for me. And you care for me a lot.
Jacob Janssen, Grade 2, Cedar Ridge
Like a cookie
Moms are like a big cookie when something bad ever happens to you; they will always fill you up with joy. They are always a part of our heart.
Dani Freeman, Grade 5, Prairieland Elementary
I love you, Mom, with all my heart. I hope that we shall never part. I love you so much, Mom. Happy early Mother’s Day!
Morgan McDonald, Grade 5, Stevenson Elementary
My mom is a spectacular mother! My mom is funny, nice, cute and loving. We like to go on walks together with our dog, Addi.
Anna Harbert, Grade 2, Grove Elementary
Moms are caring, sweet and patient with kids. They teach us right from wrong. We learn from what they do. That’s why so many Americans are nice.
Caitlin Tippy, Grade 5, Oakdale Elementary
The best food
My mom is the best because she makes the best food. My mom knows how to make steak with rice and gravy on top. It’s really good and everyone loves when my mom makes it.
Brayden Caston, Grade 2, Fairview Elementary
Helps me train
In the backyard, my mom trains with me. She always says ‘yes’ to pitching baseballs. She also makes food for me every day.
Ryan Gardner, Grade 3, Oakland Elementary
My mom is so much fun! She lets me pick flowers in my yard, and she lets me do all kinds of stuff. I love my mommy!
Meredith Brunner, Grade 2, Jefferson Park
Gifts for mom
I like my mom. I wish I could give her a new rug or a new cup. She cooks me noodles. She helps me with TV.
Nomula Aarya, Kindergarten, Stevenson Elementary
Cheers me up
I love my mom. She is so sweet and cheers me up when I am sad. She has the most beautiful eyes. She loves to snuggle. She is cheerful almost all the time.
Nelly Beneke, Grade 1, Tri-Valley Elementary
Moms are important because they make dinner for us. Also, some moms go to work and get money for their families. We wouldn’t be here without moms.
Jaden Thompson, Grade 4, Carlock Elementary
Like pumpkin pie
Moms are great like pumpkin pie. They help us when we need help with everything. My mom keeps me warm when I am cold. So we should thank our moms.
Akhila Mattapalli, Grade 3, Grove Elementary
A mom at home
My mom is a stay-at-home mom, and she teaches my brother and I school at home. My mom’s birthday is very close to Mother’s Day. My mom usually makes dinner, but not on Sundays. She is the best!
Abby Miller, Grade 3, home school
Plenty of hugs
Moms always give love to you by hugging you, and they always listen to you. They are the best at giving you the right things. This is why I love moms.
Sid Panda, Grade 3, Benjamin Elementary
Kids! Send your riddles, along with your name and age, to Flying Horse Riddles, The Pantagraph, 301 W. Washington St., Bloomington, IL 61702-2907. We’ll print some of the best ones each week.