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Date Posted: 08:10:48 05/12/02 Sun
Subject: For Mother's Day
This was sent to me by our sweet Tweety bird who is a mother herself.
Somebody said a mother is an unskilled laborer . . .
somebody never gave a squirmy infant a bath.
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
Somebody said a mother's job consists of wiping
noses and changing diapers . . . somebody doesn't
know that a child is much more than the shell he
Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by
instinct . . . somebody never took a three-year-old
Somebody said being a mother is boring . .
somebody never rode in a car driven by a teenager
with a driver's permit.
Somebody said teachers, psychologists and
pediatricians know more about children than their
mothers . . . somebody hasn't invested her heart in
another human being.
Somebody said if you're a "good" mother, your child
will "turn out" . . . somebody thinks a child is
like a bag of plaster of Paris that comes with
directions, a mold and a guarantee.
Somebody said being a mother is what you do in your
spare time . . . somebody doesn't know that when
you're a mother, you're a mother ALL the time.
Somebody said "good" mothers never raise their
voices . . somebody never came out the back door
just in time to see her child wind up and 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 fifth child as much
as you love the first . . . somebody doesn't have
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.
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
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
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
Somebody said a mother's job is done when her last
child leaves home . . somebody never had
Somebody said being a mother is a side dish on the
plate of life ... somebody doesn't know what fills
Somebody said your mother knows you love her, so you
don't need to tell her . . . somebody isn't a
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