Saturday, March 6, 2004

This is So True

Somebody posted this on a parents message board I read:

Why I love MOM:

Mom and Dad were watching TV when Mom said, "I'm tired, and it's getting late. I think I'll go to bed." She went to the kitchen to make sandwiches for the next day's lunches. Rinsed out the popcorn bowls, took meat out of the freezer for supper the following evening, checked the cereal box levels, filled the sugar container, put spoons and bowls on the table and started the coffee pot for brewing the next morning. She then put some wet clothes in the dryer, put a load of clothes into the washer, ironed a shirt and secured a loose button. She picked up the game pieces left on the table and put the telephone book back into the drawer. She watered the plants, emptied a wastebasket and hung up a towel. She yawned and stretched and headed for the bedroom. She stopped by the desk and wrote a note to the teacher, counted out some cash for the field trip, and pulled a textbook out from hiding under the chair. she signed a birthday card for a friend, addressed and stamped the envelope and wrote a quick note for the grocery store. She put both near her purse. Mom then washed her face with 3 in 1 cleanser, put on her Night Solution age fighting moisturizer, brushed and flossed her teeth and filed her nails. Dad called out, "I thought you were going to bed." "I'm on my way," she said. She put some water into the dog's
dish and put the cat outside, then made sure the doors were locked. She looked in on each of the kids and turned out their bedside lamps, hung up a shirt, threw some dirty socks into the hamper, and had a brief conversation with the one up still doing homework. In her own room, she set the alarm; laid out clothing for the next day, straightened up the shoe rack. She added three things to her 6 most important things to do list. She said her prayers, and visualized the accomplishment of her goals. About that time, Dad turned off the TV and announced to no one in particular. "I'm going to bed." And he did...without another thought.
Anything extraordinary here? Wonder why women live longer...?'CAUSE WE ARE MADE FOR THE LONG HAUL .....(and we can't die sooner, we still have things to do!!!!)

Oh yeah, thank you to those who remembered my birthday yesterday! It was much appreciated.


  1. Happy belated birthday :)
    I am a dad myself...and in all honsty on my good days I am just another child to my wife. She cares for our children as good as any mommy in the world, bathed, clothes washed, teaching, reading, loving, discipline, fed and just a wonderful clean safe home.
    I come home on a Friday and the house is beautiful. I leave on Monday morning for work and the house is a disaster...for my birthday recently the bought me these Sponge Bob pjs that say "Its all about me!". A bit of a jab I am sure but desrvedily so. The kids really picked it out cause I whoop it up with them watching the show.
    So after all the cleaning up after me, taking care of the finances, and in gerenal making sure things go...why is she with me? Cause I love her and the kids and would do anything for them. I have not always been Mr.Helpful but I try to improve everyday and make her life easier. I also make her laugh constantly. Sometimes on purpose and sometimes just for being me :P
    In the end I would lay my life down for her and the kids without though or fear. We are the Yin and Yang for one another.
    I don't know why I am writing this too you...I just felt a bit reflective I guess. Love the site.

  2. This is a really nice comment. Thank you! I really appreciate it.