My Mom's Better Than Your Mom
You may never have said it out loud but come on, admit it, at some point in your life you've looked at someone else's mom and thought "My Mom's Better Than Your Mom". As I walk around and see all the cards for Mother's Day and all the advertisements for flowers and 'the right gift' for Mom, this little phrase pops into my head. Sure, it's most often heard said by kids but let's stop and think of the reality of this phrase.
My Mom's Better Than Your Mom. Who doesn't think that? Can you imagine a little beagle puppy thinking a labrador mom is better than his beagle mom? I doubt it. What about a tiger cub, would he think an elephant mom is better than his tiger mom? Nature knows Moms were made especially for their offspring and I believe our Moms are made especially for us.
I love my Mom and I'm sure you love yours too.
My Mom's Better Than Your Mom
Remember these Moms?
Remember when you were a little kid and Johnny Bully's Mom came to pick him up at school? She bullied the other Moms and always stood in front of the line, just like Johnny! Oh and don't forget little Suzie, you know the one who always folded her napkin just the right way, and all her book covers were clean and neat? Her Mom WAS Suzie Homemaker. Everything neat and in it's place all the time. She packed little Suzie's lunch and made sure everything was in it's proper place so Suzie would have it easy at lunctime. How about Jack the Jock? His mother knew more about baseball than anyone you ever met! The straight A student, Sally Bright? Her mother was a teacher of course.
Didn't you think it was funny that all those kids had Moms just like them? It was so easy to pick out a kid's Mom because she either looked like him or acted like him. Did you ever think that about your Mom? Do you look like your Mom? Maybe you didn't when you were younger but started to resemble her when you grew older. How about acting like your Mom? That is something you definitely start to do when you grow older whether you like it or not.
One of My Daughters and Granddaughter
I sound just like my mother
I can remember yelling at my kids one day and I stopped dead in my tracks...Oh my God, I thought, I sound just like my mother. Not that it was a bad thing but I had started saying things to my kids that my Mom said to me. It really gets scary when your kids get married and they do it too. My oldest daughter said she found herself in the same situation, did the same thing I did, stopped in her tracks and thought, Oh No! I sound just like my mother. I miss my Mom and will never forget her. She lives on in me and my children and my grandchildren. I love you Mom.
So now that we've established we love our moms and how much we are like our mothers, what makes your mom better than anyone else's? I have to borrow from my friend List Lady a/k/a Sunshine. I think the best way to prove my point here is to give you a list or two.
Doing things with mother -- family photos
Why You Love Your Mom - as a baby
Let's start with a list of things when you were a baby;
- Who else knew when you were hungry?
- Who knew how to hold you to make you feel so safe and warm?
- Who sang those lullabies to you? Maybe not the best singer but that sweet, soothing voice that could help you fall asleep?
- Who knew when to change your diaper and make you feel all dry and comfy?
- Who knew when you were tired and just what pj's you needed for bed?
Why You Love Your Mom - as a toddler
As you began to grow your Mom's experience grew with you;
- Who put a band-aid on a boo boo and kissed it to make it better?
- Who else could understand what you were trying to say when you were crying?
- Who knew your favorite foods?
- Who knew when your feelings were hurt even when you didn't?
- Who knew which toy you really wanted?
- Who read you bedtime stories?
- Who watched Sesame Street with you?
Why You Love Your Mom - as a young child
Then you had to go to school and leave your Mom! What a horrible time. You found out though that Mom would be there when you got home and you did meet new friends and start to learn some things.
- Who knew what you wanted in your lunch box every day?
- Who could tell when you had a bad day at school?
- Who hid that test with the "D" on it from Dad and waited till you got a "B" on the next test before she told him?
- Who let you buy that funky pair of jeans so you could be like the other kids?
- Who drove you and your friends to all those practices and picked you up without ever complaining?
- Who made you those great birthday cakes?
Why You Love Your Mom - as a teenager
Along came high school, a new and exciting time in your life, a time when you knew everything! Mom wasn't as smart as she was before but she sure was good to have around.
- Who made snacks for you and your friends?
- Who let you stay up late on a school night so you could watch that special movie?
- Who just hugged you when you came home from school upset about a bad day?
- Who tried to help you with your homework even when she didn't understand it?
- Who let you have sleepovers even when it wasn't your birthday?
- Who listened when you complained about school or a friend who did something you didn't like?
- Who gave you advice on dating?
- Who helped you fill out all those college applications?
- Who calmed your father down after he'd taken you for a driving lesson?
Why You Love Your Mom - as a young adult
Going away to college or moving out to get your first apartment, or if you're as old as me, getting married and moving out....all traumatic experiences. Sure you've looked forward to being on your own, being your own boss, doing what you want but...
- Who do you call when you're sick?
- Who do you ask about cooking?
- Who do you visit when you need a hug?
- Who can you confide everything in and know it's safe?
- Who understands you because she's just like you?
- Who is always there for you no matter what?
- Who let's you yell at her and make a fool of yourself but loves you anyway and always?
I know, and you know, I've left out a ton of wonderful things mother's do. Everyone believes their Mom is the best and they're right, she is the best Mom for them. Your Mom knows you and loves you from the day you were born. She has nurtured you, fed you, clothed you, understood you, and loved you!
No one will ever take the place of your Mom. While you have her nurture her and love her. As Peter Donegan says, "call her now 'cause there are no phone lines to heaven". My Mom passed away over six years ago and I miss her as much today as I did the day she died.
Always let her know she is number one in your life. Happy Mother's Day to you and to your mother.
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