Sunday, May 13, 2012

Somebody Said . . .

Somebody said it take about six weeks to get back to normal after you've had a baby.
That Somebody doesn't know that once you're a mother, "normal" is history.

Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by instinct.
That Somebody never took a three year old shopping.

Somebody said being a mother is boring.
That Somebody never road in a car driven by a teenager with a learner's permit.

Somebody said if you're a "good" mother, your child will "turn out good".
That Somebody thinks a child comes with directions and a guarantee.

Somebody said "good mothers" never raise their voices.
That Somebody never came out the back door just in time to see her child hit a golf ball through a neighbor's kitchen window.

Somebody said you don't need an education to be a mother.
That Somebody never helped a fourth grader with his math.

Somebody said you can't love the fifth child as much as you love the first.
That Somebody doesn't have five children.

Somebody said a mother can find all the answers to her child-rearing questions in the books.
That Somebody never had a child stuff beans up his nose or in his ears.

Somebody said the hardest part of being a mother is childbirth and delivery.
That Somebody never watched her "baby " get on the bus for her first day of kindergarten . . .
or on a plane headed for military "boot camp".

Somebody said a mother can do her job with her eyes closed and one hand tied behind her back.
That Somebody never organized four giggling Brownies to sell cookies.

Somebody said a mother can stop worrying after her child gets married.
That Somebody doesn't know that marriage adds a new son or daughter-in-law to a mother's heartstrings.

Somebody said a mother's job is done when her last child leaves home.
That Somebody never had grandchildren.

Somebody said your mother knows that you love her, so you don't need to tell her.
That Somebody isn't a mother.

Pug hugs :)


Joanne said...

Happy Mother's Day to you Lauren!

Julia said...

Lauren, I love reading your special Mother's Day post today. Happy Mother's Day.

Hugs, JB

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Love your post today!
Happy Mother's Day!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

I LOVED your post!!

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

beautiful post dear friend!
and don't forget ~ even those that don't have biological, human children, can still be parents of fur children!!!

Kim said...

I love this post Lauren. I hope you had a lovely day!

Dog Trot Farm said...

Happy Mother's Day Lauren, I enjoyed reading this post. Once a mother, always a mother. Hugs, Julie.

TheCrankyCrow said...

THAT, my good twin, is ALL kinds of perfect! Touche!! Hope your day was filled with joys and blessings....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Merry Wind Farm said...

I loved your post!! How true!
Happy Mothers Day.

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Happy Mothers Day to you, Lauren !

Janice said...

Wise, so wise. And so true. I hope your Mother's Day was wonderful.

P.S. I wore your Pug Mom necklace today. Though I have worn it many times before, I thought it was especially appropiate for today. There were many ++++ comments on it, as usual. :-)

weaverpat said...

Thanks, Lauren. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Love it...hope your day was great!

Saundra said...

And, this somebody says they don't have to grow in your belly for you to love them dearly. My son was adopted, he's 43 now. And when his son Zach says, "I'm not a baby", Greg tells him that he'll always be their baby no matter how old he gets.

Happy Mother's Day to you too.


jody said...

love your mom day post! sooo true! i love all the rugs on your last post so fun! i have got to find time to hook! enjoy your day!

The Wool Cupboard said...

Thanks for a wonderful post, Lauren. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

ps I'm late reading all the M.D. posts as I spent the day with my aging Mother.

Deb said...

I loved reading this post. I hope that you had a wonderful Mother's Day.

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

oh I love this. Happy belated Mother's Day to you Lauren!

Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog - it is very exciting. Also thanks for your kind words & prayers for my dad.

Wishing you a lovely day and week ahead. Warm hugs ~ Jenn xo