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Sunday, May 9, 2010

Somebody

What a shame some people require a day set aside to "guilt" them in to honoring the mother that brought them into this world, or the person who filled the role of "mother" in their lives. The same goes for fathers. I hope you honor your mother every day and not just one day each year. This is circulated under the authorship of "Anonymous" or "Author Unknown" but it sounds like Erma Bombeck's work. I don't know who wrote it, but it bears repeating.

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

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Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by instinct ...
somebody never took a three-year-old shopping or had a child stuff beans up his nose .

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Somebody said being a mother is boring ....
somebody never rode in a car driven by a teenager with a driver's permit.

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

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Somebody said you don't need an education to be a mother....
somebody never helped a fourth grader with math.
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Somebody said you can't love the fourth child as much as you love the first ....
somebody doesn't have four children.
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Somebody said the hardest part of being a mother is labor and delivery....
somebody never watched her 'baby' get on the bus for the first day of kindergarten ...
or on a plane headed for military 'boot camp.'
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Somebody said a mother can stop worrying after her child gets married....
somebody doesn't know that marriage adds a new son or daughter-in-law to a mother's heartstrings.
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Somebody said a mother's job is done when her last child leaves home....
somebody never had grandchildren.
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Somebody said your mother knows you love her, so you don't need to tell her....
somebody isn't a mother.
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Sadly, in spite of everything, I miss my mother...

Happy Mother's Day to my daughters and my daughter-in-law. Thank you for all my wonderful grandchildren!

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