Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Just so you all know, I am much bigger than a raccoon. Today as I was washing dishes, Harrison came inside and stood by me rambling on about this and that. All of a sudden he looks up at me and says "Mom did you know you are much bigger than a raccoon?" Geez, where does he come up with this stuff? I really think that one day he will become a wonderful author of children's books. His imagination never ceases to amaze me.

Since Mother's Day is approaching, I thought I would include something a friend of mine sent me today.


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.

Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by instinct .. somebody never took a three-year-old shopping.

Somebody said being a mother is boring ... 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....somebody thinks a child comes with directions and a guarantee.

Somebody said "good" mothers never raise their voices .... 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.... somebody never helped a fourth grader with his math.

Somebody said you can't love the second child as much as you love the first .... somebody doesn't have two children.

Somebody said a mother can find all the answers to her child-rearing questions in the books.... 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 ....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 ...somebody never organized seven giggling Brownies; to sell cookies.

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.

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

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

So take a minute now and call your mom, grandma, step mom or someone who has been like a mom and tell her that she is an important somebody in your life.

And to my mom, who I know reads this, you are a very important somebody in my life. I hope you know that but just in case you don't, thought I should let you know.