Grandma and her boys

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Ode to Mothers

This morning I spoke to  Sarah a young mother who walks her children plus the dog, as often as she can along my street to the lake side,  she was saying what a trying time she is having with her 4yr old  how the weather has been so bad he can not get outside and how she feels guilty that she is wishing his life away... he starts school in September and  she can not wait and wishes it was September now. 
 I remember these feelings so clearly myself,  I explained that all Mum's get like this at this point in their child's life, may be if not at this point at some point along the way. I think she was glad to speak to someone may be a bit older than her friends, ( her parents live in Australia)
This moving away for work must have it's tole on young Mum's at home, I know it did a bit on me all those years back, how often I would have loved to got on a plane to visit my Mum, just for a cuppa and a chat, tell her about my little problems and feelings about things. But she was 3500 miles away and a 7 hour plane flight... so I survived on my own, and I am sure Sarah will as well.

Then I received an email from a friend Ruth this afternoon and this is what it contained .. sometimes things have a habit of turning up just at the right time. or was it a coincidence


Real Mothers don't eat quiche;
They don't have time to make it.
Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils
Are probably in the sandbox.

Real Mothers often have sticky floors,
Filthy ovens and happy kids.
Real Mothers know that dried play dough
Doesn't come out of carpets.

Real Mothers don't want to know what
The vacuum just sucked up...
Real Mothers sometimes ask 'Why me?'
And get their answer when a little
Voice says, 'Because I love you best.'

Real Mothers know that a child's growth
Is not measured by height or years or grade...
It is marked by the progression of Mummy to Mum to Mother.....

The Images of Mother
4 YEARS OF AGE - My Mummy can do anything!
8 YEARS OF AGE - My Mum knows a lot! A whole lot!
12 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother doesn’t know everything!
14 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother? She wouldn’t have a clue.
16 YEARS OF AGE - Mother? She's so five minutes ago.
18 YEARS OF AGE - That old woman? She's way out of date!
25 YEARS OF AGE - Well, she might know a little bit about it!
35 YEARS OF AGE - Before we decide, let's get Mum's opinion.
45 YEARS OF AGE - Wonder what Mum would have thought about it?
65 YEARS OF AGE - Wish I could talk it over with Mum.

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