Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Silver Anniversary Mama!


I spent the day scouring my bathroom walls with the rough side of a sponge and getting high on cleaning product fumes.  And how was your Mother’s Day?

Ok to be fair, I did call my mom (the first one too!) and later got to skype.

And I got my cards in the mail early this week so they won’t be too late.

Now most of you wonderful bloggers out there I hope are writing about the joys of Motherhood and how your children and husbands or boyfriends spoiled you all day because you deserve it.
But I suppose this post is different because as much as I do that involves "Mommy business." until I have my own kids, I won't be a Mom or know what it feel like.  So instead my post is appropriately dedicated to my Mom.
This is a special mother’s day though.  Because I don’t think she realizes it seeing as I’m 24, but this is actually my mother’s silver anniversary Mother’s Day. (Because the first one, I wasn’t 1 yet, get it?)
I started off writing this entry looking for good “mom quotes.”  What I ended up finding instead was a whole bunch of clichés.  So in tribute to my wonderful Mother, I took those clichés, and turned them into some things that I’ve learned in these last 25 Mother’s Days.

With age come wisdom
…that your Mother was right about everything.

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself
…and Mom when she’s realized you’re lying.

Keep you friends close and your enemies closer
…and listen to your Mother when she tells you the difference between the two.

When God shuts a door, he opens a window
…that Mom will then shut again because she’s cold.

Don’t put all your eggs in one basket
…because chances are the “Easter Bunny” will hide them someplace you’ll never be able to find.

Life is like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you’re gonna get
…but who cares, it’s still chocolate.

Laughter is the best medicine
…unless Mom’s there to take care of you…then she’s the best.

A fool and his money are easily parted
…which makes all parents total suckers.

The light’s are on but nobody’s home
…and now you have to put a nickel in the “electric bill” jar.

Love is in the eye of the beholder
…which is why every daughter is perfect.

Too many cooks in the kitchen
…and somehow the meatloaf seasoning still got left out.

What you don’t know can’t hurt you
…but Mom knows everything.

It’s the same dejavu all over again
…but us kids’ll never learn.

If you want something done right, you’ve got to do it yourself
…only after unsuccessfully asking your kids to do it five times.

Knowledge is power
…and Mom has both.

And stay tuned Tuesday for a special Top Ten!

Hope you enjoy.  Happy Mother’s Day all!

Word of the day: Moederdag – Mother’s day


  1. Aw! I'm glad you got to talk to your mom!

  2. OMG, I can SO relate to those sayings. I LOVE THEM! You did a fantastic job and I laughed about the last picture. Priceless. I also can relate - no children and I spend the day being very thankful for my mom :)


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