Are you ready yet for Mother's Day? With Mother's Day coming up in less than two weeks, I thought I'd do a post about moms that might serve as a reminder to some readers to get that card, gift, or whatever you plan to give your mom. I'm posting three short pieces on the theme of moms.
"M" is for - - -?
Miss Jones had been giving her students in second grade a lesson on science. She had explained about magnets and showed how they would pick up nails and other bits of iron. Afterwards it was review time and she asked, "My name begins with the letter 'M' and I pick up things. What am I?"
A little boy on the front row said, "You're a mom!"
Here's a little different twist on the "M" is for mom theme:
A little boy walked up to the librarian to check out a book called Comprehensive Guide for Mothers.
When the librarian asked him if it was for his mom, he answered, "No, it's for me!"
"Why would you be checking this book out? You're a little boy."
"Because," said the boy, beaming from ear to ear, "I just became a moth collector last month!"
It's interesting to see the evolution that mothers undergo through the course of their children's lives.
4 years of age: My mommy can do anything!
8 years of age: My mom knows a lot! A whole lot!
12 years of age: My mother doesn't really know quite everything.
14 years of age: Naturally, Mom doesn't know that either.
16 years of age: Mom? She's hopelessly old-fashioned.
18 years of age: That old woman? She's way out of date!
25 years of age: Well, Mom might know a little bit about it.
35 years of age: Before we decide, let's get Mom's opinion.
45 years of age: I wonder what Mom would have thought about it?
65 years of age: I wish I could talk it over again with Mom....
Do you have any comments you'd like to share on moms or Mother's Day?
(edited 29 April 2009):
When I had to blow away my blog because it had been hacked into, I lost some of the pictures that I hadn't saved on my computer. There were two in particular that I could not replace in the post nice bathroom humor  - the sign in a restroom in the Philippines and the sign in the upscale restroom. Thanks to several readers, those images are now restored.
"There's no reason to boast in your human pedigree." - Dr. Drew Conley
As I thought about how mothers feed their babies with little tiny spoons and forks, I wondered what Chinese mothers use. Toothpicks?