Sunday, January 04, 2009

A Mother's Day

All of you girls, raise your hands if you have done the following.

Have You stop criticizing the way your mother raised you and wondered why?

Do You find yourself hiding in the bathroom just to be alone and wondered why?

Did you realize one day that You only have time to shave one leg at a time and wondered why?

OK, from this I’ll surmise that those who raised their hands are mothers. Those that did not, you know now what you have to look forward to when some guy seduces you into marrying him. Some more things will happen too.

You will swear that you hear your mother's voice coming out of your mouth every time you yell, "NOT in your good clothes!"

You will hire a sitter because you haven't been out with your husband in ages, then spend half the night checking on the kids.

You will use your own saliva to clean your child's face.

You will hear yourself saying “I’m tired tonight, Dear.” When you really mean “Haven’t I given you enough kids to carry on your family name?"

You will say at least once a day, "I'm not cut out for this job", but you know you wouldn't trade it for anything.

You'll wonder why that every time you get frustrated at the kids you will see your mother with a big grin on her face as she raises her eyes heavenward and whispers, ‘Thank you, Lord, the taste of a mother’s revenge is so sweet."

You will wonder why your father spent the time to plant a willow tree in the back yard of your first new home until that day you break off a switch to use on little Johnny.

I will only say, "Its in the genes, ladies."


Marie's Two Cents said...

What a beautiful post :-)

Hope you post this again on Mother's Day :-)

I lost my mom this last May and I have thought about all these emotions ever since.

I was noticing all these things coming from me well before I Lost my Mom.

Even my own kids would pick on me and say "You sound exactly like Grandma"! lol

Which was indeed funny because my mom had this distinctive voice when she was bent slightly out of shape lol.

Now day's I am proud of sounding like my mom, and after watching what my kids went through after thier grandmother died I think they are happy I sound somewhat like like mom as well :-)

This is a beautiful blog, and you have very good opinions, and thank you for visiting my blog, you are welcome anytime :-)

Mind If I Link? :-)

The Griper said...

thank you, marie, for the nice compliment. and if you consider my blog worth recommending to others, i'd consider it an honor if you'd link.

if you look in my other site you will find a song i dedicated to mothers last year.

Anonymous said...

I never had the joy of having kids myself but i can see my sisters in these lines hehehe..and yes we keep saying that no way we will resemble our mothers till one day we smile when someone tells us we look just like her
huggles Gripper

The Griper said...

thought you might enjoy the post, sha.

tweetey30 said...

So true.. So true.. Hope things are looking up for you..

The Griper said...

guess what this shows is, that no mother is alone in these feelings. so take heart in that with your kids. you have plenty of company.

Gayle said...

I lost my birth mother at the age of barely seven, so I really can't identify with this post in the regard of remembering a mother who cared enough to do those things, Griper. The interesting fact is that I did some of them anyway! LOL!

"What are you crying for? If you keep it up I'll give you something to cry about!"

Yes, once in a great while I hid out in the bathroom just to be alone, but I swear I never used my saliva to clean my child's face, although I used theirs. I never said to myself that I wasn't cut out for the job. I was a natural at it. I loved being a mother and wife and still do. When I got frustrated with the kids I got away from them until I gained control of my temper. Those are the times I hid out in the bathroom. :)

The Griper said...

my mother's favorite was,
"just wait until your father gets home"
she let him be the meany. lol

Karen Howes said...

Very nice, Griper. My mom passed away ten years ago this month, and I would give anything to be able to have another talk with her.

Not being a mom myself, I don't know how they do it!

Karen Howes said...

PS-- lol to your mom's expressions. Mine's was, "Just give me two minutes' peace!"

The Griper said...

you will karen, you will.

and i heard my mother say that plenty of times after hearing, mom, can i do this huh huh? or mom why can't i, please, pretty please?

Shaw Kenawe said...


You and I share something in common. I lost my mother when I was 15 months old.

I've been lucky enough to be included in a poetry anthology written by women who lost their moms when they were girls. You may be interested in this book.

"Kiss Me Good Night"

Here's the link to Amazon where
the book is featured..

I have three poems included in the anthology (not under my nom de blog, however).

Gayle said...

Thank you, Shaw. I'll check it out! :)

Gayle said...

By the way, Shaw, I think it's awesome that your stories were published. Congratulations!


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