Saturday, May 9, 2015

Encouraging Words For the Weekend (from Erma Bombeck)

Some quotes on motherhood from the wonderful Erma Bombeck:

* "I loved you enough to ask about where you were going, with whom and what time you would get home

* I loved you enough to insist that you buy a bike, that we could afford to give you, with your own money

* I loved you enough to make you return a Milky-Way— with a bite out of it—to the drug store and to confess “I stole this

* I loved you enough to stand over you for two hours while you cleaned your room, a job that would have taken me 15 minutes

* I loved you enough to let you see anger, disappointment, disgust and tears in my eyes

* I loved you enough to admit I was wrong and ask for your forgiveness

* I loved you enough to let you stumble, fall and hurt

* But most of all, I loved you enough to say NO when you hated me for it. That was the hardest part of all

* All of us have moments in our lives that test our courage. Taking children into a house with white carpet is one of them

* Everyone is guilty at one time or another of throwing out questions that beg to be ignored, but mothers seem to have a market on the supply. “Do you want a spanking or do you want to go to bed?” Don’t you want to save some of the pizza for your brother?” Wasn’t there any change?

* Have you any idea how many children it takes to turn off one light in the kitchen? Three. It takes one to say, “What light?” and two more to say, “I didn’t turn it on.

* I remember buying a set of black plastic dishes once, after I saw an ad on television where they actually put a blowtorch to them and they emerged unscathed. Exactly one week after I bought them, one of the kids brought a dinner plate to me with a large crack in it. When I asked what happened to it, he said it hit a tree. I don’t want to talk about it

* Kids have little computer bodies with disks that store information. They remember who had to do the dishes the last time you had spaghetti, who lost the knob off the Tv set six years ago, who got punished for teasing the dog when he wasn’t teasing the dog and who had to wear girls boots the last time it snowed

* Most women put off entertaining until the kids are grown"

Have a wonderful Mother's Day dear friends,