Thursday, May 10, 2007

13 Things About Being a Mother

I recently got this as a forward, so some of you may have seen this already. I just thought in honor of Mother's Day, this would make a perfect Thursday Thirteen.

1. Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after having a baby. - That somebody doesn't know that once you're a mother, "Normal" is history.
2. Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by instinct. - That somebody never took a three-year-old shopping.

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

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

5. 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 the neighbor's kitchen window.

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

7. Somebody said you can't love the fifth child as much as you love the first. - That somebody never had five children.

8. Somebody said a mother can find all the answers to her child-rearing questions in books. - That somebody never had a child stuff M&M's up his nose or in his ears.

9. Somebody said the hardest part about being a mother is labor and delivery. - That somebody never watched her "baby" get on the bus for the first day of kindergarten.

10. 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.

11. 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.

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

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

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SusieJ said...

I'm first?!! So glad you posted this -- it's the first time I've seen it.

maggie said...

I have to keep reminding myself of 13. Making a stickie note right now to call my mom (and not ask her to babysit).

Desert Songbird said...

It's that time of year - I got this e-mail yesterday as well.

Good reminders, especially since my son was DRIVING ME FRICKIN' NUTS tonight!

Ingrid said...

what a great list!!! i love everything about being a mommy!!! i wouldn't exchange it for anything else in the world!!!

lisa said...

great mother's day post! # 7 hits home for me, we have 4 children and I could have kept going! always plenty of love to go around....

Morgen said...

Happy Mother's Day (early) to you, my sweet friend!


Sunrunner said...

Very nice Mother's Day list. I'm still catching up!