Friday, April 13, 2012

Just Part of Being a Mom

There are soooo many things I love about being a Mom and there are some that just come along with it that you would like to do without...and after the week I have had with my allergies, and the dreaded stomach bug hitting 3 within 2 days, sending one on his first band trip(yikes!!) ..... this just put everything into!!

Mom, Mommy, Mama, Ma
Dad, Daddy, Dada, Pa


Long term, team players needed, for challenging permanent work in an, often chaotic environment. Candidates must possess excellent communication and organizational skills and be willing to work variable hours, which will include evenings and weekends and frequent 24 hour shifts on call. Some overnight travel required, including trips to primitive camping sites on rainy weekends and endless sports tournaments in far away cities! Travel expenses not reimbursed. Extensive courier duties also required.


The rest of your life. Must be willing to be hated, at least temporarily, until someone needs $5. Must be willing to bite tongue repeatedly. Also, must possess the physical stamina of a pack mule and be able to go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds flat in case, this time, the screams from the backyard are not someone just crying wolf. Must be willing to face stimulating technical challenges, such as small gadget repair, mysteriously sluggish toilets and stuck zippers. Must screen phone calls, maintain calendars and coordinate production of multiple homework projects. Must have the ability to plan and organize social gatherings for clients of all ages and mental outlooks. Must be willing to be indispensable one minute, an embarrassment the next. Must handle assembly and product safety testing of a half million cheap, plastic toys, and battery operated devices. Must always hope for the best but be prepared for the worst. Must assume final, complete accountability for the quality of the end product. Responsibilities also include floor maintenance and janitorial work throughout the facility.


None. Your job is to remain in the same position for years, without complaining, constantly retraining and updating your skills, so that those in your charge can ultimately surpass you


None required unfortunately. On-the-job training offered on a continually exhausting basis.


Get this! You pay them! Offering frequent raises and bonuses. A balloon payment is due when they turn 18 because of the assumption that college will help them become financially independent. When you die, you give them whatever is left. The oddest thing about this reverse-salary scheme is that you actually enjoy it and wish you could only do more.


While no health or dental insurance, no pension, no tuition reimbursement, no paid holidays and no stock options are offered; this job supplies limitless opportunities for personal growth and free hugs for life if you play your cards right.

And this still cracks me up.....

God chose for me to be a mother to 4 great children, no matter what the hour of the day, no matter if I am in the shower, or just pillowing my head, or if they sleeping soundly, or if they are giving me hugs. I wouldn't want my life to be any other way!! This week I realized no matter how old they get they still need their "Momma"!!

Father, I thank you for allowing me to be a mother to my precious children and a Lolli to a sweet grandson! Weeks like these are hard, BUT YOU lift me up and give me the strength to get through it. Watch over Bub and keep him safe. I sure miss him!!


Kim said...

Great Post!!! I laughed. I can so relate. I especially loved the super mom picture.

Love you,

Susan said...

Loved this Piper!!

Blessings to you♥

Jennifer said...

You are hilarious! I loved the part about having to be a pack mule! Wonderful portrayal of a mother!

Thanks for visiting my

And...thanks for the laugh!