THOUGHTS ON MOTHERHOOD

posted 6 Mar 2014, 19:35 by C S Paul

THOUGHTS ON MOTHERHOOD

  • Somebody said it takes 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 rode in a car driven by a teenager with a driver'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 the 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 labor and delivery... that somebody never watched her "baby" get on the bus for the 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 seven giggling Brownies to sell cookies.
  • Somebody said a mother can stop worrying after her child gets married... that somebody doesn't know that a 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 you love her, so you don't need to tell her... that somebody isn't a mother.

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