12 May 2006
Happy Mother's Day
To moms and moms-to-be everywhere! Have a wonderful, relaxing, and joyful Mother's Day this weekend.
She Walks in elegance
whose heart is filled with beauty,
like the spring.
Her gentlenss is but a part
Of all the joy her graces bring.
The things she taught me at her knee
Are honesty and faith and love,
No one is lovelier than she
Whose soul is joined with things above.
- Charlotte Carpenter
YOU KNOW YOU'RE A MOM WHEN...
Your feet stick to the kitchen floor...and you don't care.
When the kids are fighting, you threaten to lock them in a room togetherand not let them out until someone's bleeding.
You can't find your cordless phone,so you ask a friend to call you, and you run around the house madly,following the sound until you locate the phone downstairs in the laundry basket.
You spend an entire week wearing sweats.
Your idea of a good day is making it through without a child leaking bodily fluids on you.
Popsicle's become a food staple.
Your favorite television show is a cartoon.
Peanut butter and jelly is eaten at least in one meal a day.
You're willing to kiss your child's boo-boo,regardless of what body part it happens to be on.
Your baby's pacifier falls on the floorand you give it back to her after you suck the dirt off of it because your too busy to wash it off.
Your kids make jokes about farting, burping, pooping, etc.,and you think it's funny.
You're so desperate for adult conversationthat you spill your guts to the telemarketer that calls and HE hangs up on YOU!
Spit is your number one cleaning agent.
You're up each night until 10 PMvacuuming, dusting, wiping, washing, drying, loading, unloading,shopping, cooking, driving, flushing, ironing, sweeping, picking up,changing sheets, changing diapers, bathing, helping with homework,paying bills, budgeting, clipping coupons, folding clothes, putting to bed, dragging out of bed, brushing, chasing, buckling, feeding (them, Not you),
PLUS swinging, playing baseball, bike riding,pushing trucks, cuddling dolls, rollerblading, basketball, football, catch, bubbles, sprinklers,slides, nature walks, coloring, crafts, jumping rope, PLUS raking, trimming, planting, edging, mowing,gardening, painting, and walking the dog.
You get up at 5:30 AM and you have no time to eat, sleep, drink or go to the bathroom,
and yet ... you still managed to gain 10 pounds.
In your bathroom there is toothpaste on the light fixtures,water all over the floor, a dog drinking out of the toiletand body hair forming a union to protest unsafe working conditions.
You buy cereal with marshmallows in it.
The closest you get to gourmet cooking is making rice krispie bars.
You count the sprinkles on each kid's cupcake to make sure they're equal.
You have time to shave only one leg at a time.
You hide in the bathroom to be alone.
Your kid throws up and you catch it.
Someone else's kid throws up at a party.You keep eating.
You consider finger paints to be a controlled substance.
You find yourself cutting your husband's sandwiches into cute shapes.