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A Little Mom Karma
Who KNEW old ladies could be so adorable?
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.