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A Little Mom Karma

Updated on March 17, 2013

Who KNEW old ladies could be so adorable?

Ah, the "Red Hat Society"... who knew Grandma's have their own "Gang?"
Ah, the "Red Hat Society"... who knew Grandma's have their own "Gang?" | Source
Might as well kick up our heels a little and celebrate life!
Might as well kick up our heels a little and celebrate life! | Source
This one cracks me up, gotta love a granny with a 'tude! (attitude!)
This one cracks me up, gotta love a granny with a 'tude! (attitude!) | Source

This is all I want....

What I Want For Mother’s Day Is ~ A Little Mom Karma ~ <<<<<<<<<<@

When Moms have been asked in the past what they want for Mother’s Day, the one single thing that came up most often was “some peace and quiet… a day to just relax and do whatever I would like to do in peace.”

You won’t usually hear them say they want burnt toast and captain crunch with crunch berries cereal with milk sloshing over the edge of the bowl served on a platter. And on the side, a helping of fresh dandelions just picked from the yard, bugs and all, put into a Dixie cup vase (although that is a very nice, thoughtful gesture, except for the bug part). Nope, just some peace and quiet… is that too much to ask?

Well, when thinking about what I’d like for any special occasion... even for Mother's Day... I’d like a little “Mom Karma”…..

I want to look back on all the things I never thought I would hear coming out of MY mouth when raising our two boys, and hear THEM say a few choice things to me when I get old… old enough to REALLY embarrass them… yea… there we go!

For all the times I listened to myself say crazy things like –

“NO, your brother does NOT want to sniff your butt!”

Or “If you fall and break your leg, don’t come running to me!”

“Stop giving your brother a wedgie!”

“Hold STILL so I can comb your hair, I want you to look civilized!”

“Shorts do NOT go on your HEAD!” (I have a picture to prove that one somewhere).

“G.I. JOE DOES NOT GO IN THE TOILET!!” Yep, he did, and he did NOT come back from THAT battle if you know what I mean!

Or “Get that out of your mouth!” Yep, I said that one time when one of the boys picked up a gecko, you know- those little lizards that run around houses in Hawaii and now evidently they sell car insurance. At any rate, they are NOT meant to be EATEN by curious little boys!

And then in the “I don’t think I even want to know” category there is this one ~

“What in the WORLD have you got all over your hands?”

And probably my favorite phrase that I used to say to our boys when I was mad at them was this one - “GO sit in the corner in the round room.” The puzzled LOOKS I would get from both of them made saying that one very worthwhile!

Things I want to hear our boys say to ME one day... oh yeah... here we go...

“MOM! - That cane is for WALKING, it is NOT for hitting people who annoy you!”

“MOM, really? A purple flowered shirt with orange striped pants?” ~ (What, you never heard of “When I’m old, I SHALL wear purple!?” And I'll wear orange, too, if I want to! Besides, ALL the cool "kids" are doing it!)

"MOM! If you call one more of those grocery bag boys ‘sonny’ ~ that’s so embarrassing!”

“MOM! Dark socks and sandals are never a good look on ANYONE!”

“Mom! You parked your Hover-round WHERE?”

Or how about - “Mom! You’re not leaving this house wearing THAT!”

“OMG MOM, what DID you do to your HAIR?” ( What? (She asks innocently) - Neon Hot pink Mohawks with yellow braids aren’t in style anymore?)

“MOM, is that a TATTOO? REALLY!?” Yep, and it says “Old ladies ROCK!”

“MOM! What is the butter doing in the dishwasher, and the car keys in the refrigerator?”

“OMG Mom, You are NOT using a magnifying glass to read that!”… oh wait, I already did the magnifying glass thing once in a restaurant to read a menu… I thought my son was gonna disappear under the table from sheer embarrassment!

And probably the most endearing thing I could hear come from their mouths someday is - “For heaven sakes, Mom, go sit in the corner in the round room, will ya?”

Then I’ll know that I truly did raise them right, and that they were actually listening!


Hope all of the Mothers of the world enjoy a Happy Mother’s Day, or whatever day is recognized in each country for the appreciation of all of the hard work that all Mothers do on a daily basis. And we can only hope that there really is such a thing is “Mom Karma," for all our sake.

Being a Mother truly is the toughest job we could ever love… and it is so worth every sticky fingered minute.


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      KathyH 5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      You're welcome, brandimae, and thanks so much for your nice compliment! :)

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      Brandi Gregory 5 years ago from Jacksonville, Florida

      This was adorable, and it really made me smile! Thank you! :)

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      KathyH 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Thanks, Holly! Hope your Mom enjoys this, it was a fun one to write! :) Thanks for visiting!

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      Holly OBrien 6 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

      I'm directing my mom to this post. She would love it; we always run into the Red Hat Society in Cape May, NJ. Big hub of activity for them!

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      KathyH 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Thanks jacope for reading and commenting, CUTE story about the cat! Amazing how they have such short memories and will mope when their "peeps" are not there! :) Thanks again!

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      Jody Cope 6 years ago from Missoula, MT

      An awesome hub and so much fun reading. I have had several times that as I said it to my daughter I remembered my mom saying it to me. My sister got her karma double dosed, she ended up with two like her instead of just one. LOL my daughter is a lot like I was too, but she's pretty good, except for mauling her cat. Why the cat tolerates it I have no idea but she seems to thrive on it. She will even mope when my daughter is at her dad's house for a couple days. Although I had a cat that would meet me at the edge of our property everyday when I came home from school too.

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      KathyH 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      You're welcome, and thank you so much for your wonderful comment, Wizabis! :) I'm so glad my experiences ring true with others, and I thank you for your kind words.:) I used to say that to our boys, too "I hope you have one just like you someday." So glad you enjoyed this! :)

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      Wizabis 6 years ago from Lecompton

      I just got started in HubPages and this is the first persons, let alone the very first story I have read. I was thoroughly impressed. I too am a mother of twins. Then 15 months and 6 days later my youngest (and last, thank God!) was born. It was literally like having triplets. These things you have said to your children I too have said. It was literally just the other day when I said something to one of my kids (currently twins are 12 and the youngest is 11) that reminded me that I heard that come out of my mothers mouth to me when I was somewhere around their ages. The mother's curse is alive and well still. You know the one that goes, "I hope you have one just like you when you are older!" My mother got me good on that one. I have one like me, like my brother and like no other, that's my Joshua!!

      Thank you for sharing a piece your family and life with me. May you be blessed in all that you venture to do.

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      KathyH 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Thank you so much Pamela, glad you enjoyed this! :) Thanks so much for reading and commenting and for your vote! I appreciate it!

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      This is a very entertaining hub with a lot of laughs. It is always a pleasure to read clever hubs like this one. Up and funny!

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      KathyH 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Thanks so much Becky! Glad you enjoyed this! :) You go girl, wear those pants proudly! :) :) Thanks so much for reading and for your great comment! :)

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      KathyH 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Thanks, Sgbrown! I like the "boys will be boys" Karma, good choice of words! :) Hope you enjoy a wonderful Mother's Day, too. Thanks so much for reading and commenting! :)

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      Becky Katz 6 years ago from Hereford, AZ

      Funny stuff here. I haven't gone at it from this angle. I did put the kid that slept in the corner of the bed in a round tent though. She went round and round all night, trying to find the corner to sleep in.

      I bought a pair of pants that really get all three of my kids going at me not to wear. They are so much fun to wear just to bug them. I really enjoyed this and it reminded me of a few more things I can write about. I have written several of the kids hubs. They look at me with tormented anguish when I make them read them. Hahahaha

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      Sheila Brown 6 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      I love this hub! My oldest son, now has a son who is 6. He is getting some of that "boys will be boys" karma and I am loving it! This is a wonderful hub! Voting up and socially sharing! Have a wonderful Mother's Day tomorrow! :)

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      KathyH 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Oh my gosh, Stephanie! I would have freaked out if I caught one of them trying to put a dead mouse in his mouth! The gecko was bad enough! :) I have a THING about mice! Ha!! Good thing you got some of that Mom Karma too, isn't it nice? :) Our boys have mischievous little daughters, but I'm waiting for one of 'em to maybe have a boy someday... then it sure will be Karma! :) Thanks so much for commenting! : ) Enjoy your Mother's Day!

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      KathyH 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      You're welcome 2patricias! :) Glad you enjoyed this one! And you're right, we do relax the "rules" as we get older (like how to squeeze the toothpaste tube) don't we? :) Thanks so much for visiting, I appreciate it very much! :)

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      KathyH 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Thank you Movie Master, so glad you enjoyed this! :) Thank you so much for visiting, and for your wonderful comment! :)

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      Stephanie Henkel 6 years ago from USA

      I LOVE this! Having raised 3 boys, I know I said many of these more than once, but one of my boys got the "Don't put that in your mouth" more than others. The worst when he was in his walker and managed to find a dead mouse that the cat brought in... Ewwwww!!!

      But I've gotten my "Mom Karma" three fold as these same kids had a passel of mischievous kids of their own! I truly do love it!

      Thanks for a great, funny hub! Voted up!

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      2patricias 6 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      This made me laugh. My Mom used to say "don't squeeze the toothpaste tube in the middle" then I said it to my kids.

      These days I squeeze the toothpaste any D*** way I want o - the joy of getting old!

      My Mother's Day gift request would be time with my kids!

      Thanks for an entertaining hub.

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      What a wonderful, delightful and funny hub, I laughed all the way through it - fabulous!

      Happy Mothers day!

      Thank you,voting up and shared

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      KathyH 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Thanks for your encouragement, MsDora! :) I appreciate that! Thank you for reading and for your wonderful comment!

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      Dora Weithers 6 years ago from The Caribbean

      Thank You KathyH, for sharing your own experience while paying tribute to every real mother. Really great!

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      KathyH 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Thanks so much, Alissa! :) Glad you found this funny, too, and any Mom of boys might see some truth in this! Glad I'm not alone! WHEW! ;) Thanks so much for reading and for your wonderful comment. :)

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      KathyH 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      So glad you enjoyed this, teaches12345! :) I believe what goes around comes around, too, I can't wait! (ha!!!) Thanks for your wonderful comment and support, I appreciate it very much! :)

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      Alissa Roberts 6 years ago from Normandy, TN

      Oh how I love this! I have had my fair share of beautiful dandelions, digging items out of the toilet, and struggling just to brush my boys hair. You definitely must maintain a sense of humor while raising boys :)

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      Dianna Mendez 6 years ago

      This was such a good laugh for me today. All so true! One day we will hear those phrases come from our children -- what goes around comes around.

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      KathyH 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Thanks so much, conservative lady! :) So glad you like this, it was fun to write! Ah, memories! :) Thanks so much for your sweet comment!

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      KathyH 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      Thanks so much always exploring! :) The best thing to always keep is a good sense of humor, at least I think so, it can help to get you through the hard times! :) I love that shirt, too... I wouldn't be brave enough to wear it, but it IS funny! Thanks so much for reading and commenting! ;)

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      Sheila 6 years ago from Surprise Arizona - formerly resided in Washington State

      Great Hub Kathy, I can relate to some of the things you had to say to your boys - very funny stuff. Thank you for sharing.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I laughed all the way through this. I just hope i have a good sense of humor when i get older. I loved the shirt, I hate everyone. I don't want to hate anyone, but it takes some nerve to wear it. HaHa..


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