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Monday, May 12, 2008

A tribute to my mom--who did it all!!! and we had no idea how much that was until we were old!!!

This was sent to me by my friend Amanda...not a mom yet, but a smart young lady!! I'm going to highlight in green the things my mom did all the time!!!

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(my mom did this every day--thanks MOM!).
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,
put the phone back on the
and put the telephone book into the drawer.
She watered the plants, emptied a wastebasket and
hung up a towel to dry.

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 text book 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
and the patio light was on.

She looked in on each of the kids and turned out
their bedside lamps and TV's, hung up a shirt,
threw some dirty socks into the hamper,
and had a brief conversation with the one up still doing
homework--that would have only been me--since my bro's were naturally super smart!!
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.' This didn't happen this way, b/c my dad always went to bed before her!!

And he did...without another thought.

1 comment:

jackandmerrill said...

thanks for noticing. Love , Mom