I loved that book when I was a kid. I thought it was funny that the baby bird thought the kitten was his mother, and the tractor was his mother and so on. Of course I knew his mom would find him in the end , because that is just what moms do.
When the girls were 6 and 3 years old, about the age they are in this picture. We went shopping.
I turned around to hang some clothes back on the rack, turned back and the girls were gone. Not any where in the children' s department, not in the isles surrounding the department. I looked and called and nothing. Finally I heard my oldest daughters voice," Mommy, we are in here". They had hidden in the center of a round clothes rack. They were so proud of the joke they had played on mom. Proud that they had been so quiet. I could see confusion in their eyes when they saw I didn't think this was funny.
So when I think of that book, Are you my Mother, I think about that mother bird, and how she must have felt to come home and find the nest empty. Lucky for her and me it was a happy ending.