For those who’ve just tuned in to the blog we are talking about mothers this week. We could talk about them for a month and not cover how awesome they are. The absolute greatest folks on the earth, they don’t need diamonds or new cars on their special day. They are happy with construction paper cards made of glitter and white paste or even a small black and white cat trinket.
Think about it. Only a mother…
Can listen to the same knock-knock joke 500 times without losing her temper, pulling out her hair and yelling, “Nobody is home. Nobody is ever going to be home so don’t knock on my door again.”
Will be a Scrabble partner with someone who spells “cookie” with a K.
Will unwind 50 feet of toilet paper so her little darling can have the empty roll to make a Mother’s Day present. (And who saves the toilet paper to wind on the next empty roll so it isn’t wasted.)
Will try to hide a leafy green vegetable in a cookie.
Knows the secret to happy grocery shopping with a child. Visit the baker aisle first and buy him a donut. He’s too busy eating to whine about wanting everything he sees. (And there are wet wipes in her purse to clean his sticky hands before they leave.)
Can listen to the 1000th bleating of “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” from a budding violinist. Or who can maintain her sanity when her fifth child brings home a trumpet to practice with every single day.
Knows all the verses to “This Old Man,” and sings along with her kids on trips.
Can give out emergency lunch money from the dryer lint filter. And she knows how to take the agitator from the washing machine because there’s always at least a couple of quarters under it.
Can smile when she sees her last pair of panty hose hitching a wagon to a tricycle…and think it’s cute.
Can sit up all night with a four year old sick daughter, holding her hair back as she upchucks hotdogs and orange soda pop and say, “It’s okay baby, Mommy is here.”
It’s been said that mothers are 90 percent common sense and 10 percent magic. Combined they can do miracles! I know because my mama could and I still miss her every day…especially at this time of year.