Wednesday, May 09, 2007

#13 Thursday Thirteen, Mothers, What are They Good For?

So what are mothers good for?

1. Provide comic relief: Serve a new vegetable.
2. Driving: Pick up and Drop offs, please no talking unless spoken to.
3. Banking: Do the puppy dog eyes, quivering lip and 90% of the time you'll see some green.
4. Cleaning: Who else is going to clean up when you are sick?
5. Personal Dressing: "You're going out looking like that?"
6. Cheerleading: That's your mom calling you "Danny" and "To be the ball", when your name isn't Danny (Quick, name the movie reference)
7. Psychic Abilities: Able to predict the weather and bring a second set of dry clothes when a monsoon hits during a game.
8. Listening: Always there to hear your side even when she doesn't agree
9. Teaching: From standing up, potty training, tying shoes, riding a bike to driving a car......
10. Laughing: At silly faces, dumb jokes and dead on impressions.
11. Healing: Kissing a boo boo, deciding that the 1 inch gap needs stitches and changing surgical dressings with that special touch.
12. Editing: If you need help editing, it will be done, and if you are independent and want to do it on your own, so be it.
13. Loving: No matter what stupid thing you do, you know that Mom will still love you.
(Speaking of Mothers, my parents are coming up on Friday and I have 101 things to do before then, my visiting other TT's will be limited, I will try though!)
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31 comments:

  1. ROFL That's wonderful! I can so relate. Thanks for a good laugh, girlfriend.

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  2. A most excellent entry.

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  3. Great list! You made me smile with those. I definitely can relate to #4. No matter that I've taught them, they still can't remember where the laundry hamper is!

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  4. Caddyshack! Is there a prize involved? Your #13 is the universal one, isn't it? Happy Mother's Day! (And I'll be well enough to go to work tomorrow. Thanks for asking.)

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  5. Awww, what a wonderful list. I'm not a mom, but I had one and she did everything you've listed and then some.

    Happy Mother's Day! Oh and those 101 things...pitch them all and only do ONE...have a wonderful time with your folks.

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  6. Wonderful list. All these things (minus the driving and banking - those were dad's domains) definitely bring mom closer to mind.

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  7. Hee hee! What a fabulous list. :) And you know what, when I was a kiddo, I used to think my mom had eyes in the back of her head.

    Have a great visit with your parents, and Happy TT! Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  8. Yep, that's motherhood. Brought a lot of memories.

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  9. ha ha!!! thanks for putting that out there!!! there a million other things a mother can do!! i love being a mommy!!! it's the best thing in the world!!!

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  10. Great and TRUE list! Mines up!

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  11. A very insightful thirteen!

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  12. Perfect timing for Mother's Day.

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  13. Great list. Im the proud mother of 2 boys. One of which is currently in the Navy. Mothers rock!

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  14. Happy Mothers Day a few days early from one Mom to the other. You are blessed to have your Mom still with you. Mine died 20 years ago. She was elderly tho and lived lots longer than my
    dad. . .

    I finally went to that second link you gave me and spent most of yesterday trying to get something to work on my site. I finally gave up and took the html off my site. It not only didn't work but it messed up the whole page. Went back to the site and tried again. No luck. It wasn't meant to be.

    That's ok. My site is pretty full now anyway.

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  15. I love that list, especially the one for comic relief....that is so true in our house!

    Actually, my kids ate their veggies better when they were toddlers. Now it's like pulling teeth to get them to eat them.

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  16. Ha, ha, so true ! Mom anyway has not the right of being sick !

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  17. Terrific list, and every one of them are spot on! My mom's coming to visit next weekend and I'll have just come home from vacation, so I'm really going to be in a panic getting the house ready!

    Happy TT!

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  18. A wonderful ode to mothers everywhere.

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  19. Wonderful list and so true! I lost my mom last year, so Mother's Day will be different...
    Thanks for visiting my TT!

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  20. Excellent list! Moms are good for all of those things. :) Loving being the most important one, of course. :)

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  21. Good list! Happy TT13!

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  22. I loved this list. My mom was a soft tough for $5 or so, otherwise I made my own by mowing grass.

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  23. What a wonderful list! I'm only a Mom to canine-kids, but my Mom did all those things for me. :-)

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  24. this is agreat list and all so true! happy TT!

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  25. Before I had kids, I'd have scoffed at this list. Now that I've got 'em, I hear you loud and clear.

    happy TT and have fun with your parents!

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  26. So much truth to that list!

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  27. Wonderful, entertaining list. :) Have a very happy Mother's Day this weekend, and thanks for your visit!

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  28. That is such a great list!

    Have a great weekend and wonderful mothers day!

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