Happy Mother’s Day to all

Real Mothers don’t eat quiche;
They don’t have time to make it.

Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils
Are probably in the sandbox.

Real Mothers often have sticky floors,
Filthy ovens and happy kids.

Real Mothers know that dried play dough
Doesn’t come out of carpets.

Real Mothers don’t want to know what
The vacuum just sucked up….

Real Mothers sometimes ask ‘Why me?’
And get their answer when a little
Voice says, ‘Because I love you best..’

Real Mothers know that a child’s growth
Is not measured by height or years or grade…
It is marked by the progression of Mommy to Mom to Mother……….

The Images of Mother

4 YEARS OF AGE – My Mommy can do anything!

8 YEARS OF AGE – My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!

12 YEARS OF AGE – My Mother doesn’t know everything!

14 YEARS OF AGE – My Mother? She wouldn’t have a clue.

16 YEARS OF AGE – Mother? She’s so five minutes ago.

18 YEARS OF AGE – That old woman? She’s way out of date!

25 YEARS OF AGE – Well, she might know a little bit about it!

35 YEARS OF AGE – Before we decide, let’s get Mom’s opinion.

45 YEARS OF AGE – Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?

65 YEARS OF AGE – Wish I could talk it over with Mom…

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11 Responses to Happy Mother’s Day to all

  1. SKL says:

    Yep, today was a bit of a “why me” day – had to take two sick kids out and about in the cold rain all afternoon/evening – partly because tomorrow is Mother’s Day.

    Two 3-year-old sisters are the most darling thing alive one minute, and then five minutes later, ugh! Yikes! I don’t know those kids, does anyone here claim them? Luckily I only really remember the sweet parts once they are asleep.

    And yes, about the mom’s “wisdom” progression. That’s one of those things I could never believe until my own brain made that transformation. Now as I make often unpopular parenting decisions, I find myself looking ahead and thinking, I hope when they’re 30 they’ll appreciate why I am how I am. It kinda sucks that I’ll have to wait until I have one foot in the grave before I can hope to be understood by my kids. But it’s the life I chose.

    Happy Mother’s Day, all!

  2. pammy wammy says:

    LOVE the poem Joy 🙂 Happy Mothers Day to you 🙂

  3. Ellen says:

    very warm, true poem, Joy, thanks!!

  4. Sue says:

    Happy Mother’s Day everyone 🙂 May it be a great day for all of us!

  5. Joy says:

    With two boys, my kitchen utensils were ALWAYS in the sandbox. Thanks for sending me this dad.

  6. Nikki says:

    I loved this!!! Thanks for sharing. It sure is a beautiful day!!!! Happy Mothers Day!
    I’ll be sportin’ my “Worlds COOLEST Mom” shirt that the boys got me today!

  7. joanharvest says:

    That poem sure hits home especially the vacuum cleaner part. My son sucked up hot coals from the fireplace until flames were shooting out the back of the vacuum cleaner. I couldn’t even get mad because he was so cute. I loved being a Mom and I love being a grandma. For me it is a wonderful day and I have a feeling it is for you too. You have such a lovely family.

  8. Karen Joy says:

    Awe,I loved this!The utensil’s in the sand box rings a bell!Im sure my Mom knew where she could find them,LOL!She was awesome that way,letting us have our fun!
    Happy Mothers day to you!!

  9. LVISS says:

    AFTER 65 THEY ARE RARELY CONSULTED. AND THEY FEEL INSULTED.

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