Tuesday, May 12, 2015

What I wanted to be when I grew up!

My whole life I have always wanted to be a Mom when I grew up! That was really what I wanted more than anything. Now I realize that many other women have or had, that same dream but never got to fulfill it yet. So when I talk about Motherhood, I am not trying to be insensitive to any of those women, my heart aches for them and I pray for them!
Still I do believe the old saying " It takes a Village to raise a child " and since we have had 4 kids, I am eternally grateful for all those women out there...who have played such a big part in our kids lives!
When a friend sent me the questions and answers (below) from 2nd Graders about Mothers... I knew I had to share it. I love to hear the funny and inspiring things kids say. Oh how I wish I would have written down more of what my kids said, but I was so busy trying to raise them that I didn't write down a lot of them. And I am sorry to say that I don't remember a lot of them now!
 Yesterday while sewing with Jenny in my Studio ( ok, don't laugh ...but Sewing Studio does sound better and bigger than a Sewing Room doesn't it? ) anyway... I was frustrated trying to figure out something from the pattern I was working on. When I said out loud " I don't know what they mean? I need to figure this out, we need to be ready to go in just another hour! " I was really just talking out loud, but Jenny answered "Don't ask me Nana, I don't even know how to read yet! " Priceless!

Then my grandson Kai said this to his Mother the other day... " Mom, I'm going to play you a good song. It's about church, dinosaurs, and Jesus Christ" She said "Play away buddy, I've got to hear this song!"

So I truly feel like the only way to survive and enjoy Motherhood, is to really notice the small and simple things that are going on in your lives as a family. Humor has really saved us on more than one occasion! Take for example, we had most of the kids home a few of years ago and wanted to take a family photo. Lauren was still in Idaho at school, but since she is a photographer...we thought she could just photo shop herself in the picture....look at the results!

Serious, she did it but she totally looked more dressed up and together than all of us...that was the last time we ever tried that again! :)
Anyway, read these fun answers from these kids...it was too funny to read and it does touch your heart when you hear some of the things they say. 
Good day dear friends!

Answers given by 2nd grade school children to the following questions:
Why did God make mothers?
1. She's the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.
2. Mostly to clean the house.
3. To help us out of there when we were getting born.

How did God make mothers?
1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.
2. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.
3. God made my mom just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts.

What ingredients are mothers made of?
1. God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.
2. They had to get their start from men's bones. Then they mostly use string, I think.

Why did God give you your mother and not some other mom?
1. We're related.
2. God knew she likes me a lot more than other people's mom like me.

What kind of a little girl was your mom?
1. My mom has always been my mom and none of that other stuff.
2. I don't know because I wasn't there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.
3. They say she used to be nice.

What did mom need to know about dad before she married him?
1. His last name.
2. She had to know his background. Like is he a crook? Does he get drunk on beer?
3. Does he make at least $800 a year? Did he say NO to drugs and YES to chores?

Why did your mom marry your dad?
1. My dad makes the best spaghetti in the world. And my mom eats a lot.
2. She got too old to do anything else with him.
3. My grandma says that mom didn't have her thinking cap on.

Who's the boss at your house?
1. Mom doesn't want to be boss, but she has to because dad's such a goof ball.
2. Mom. You can tell by room inspection. She sees the stuff under the bed.
3. I guess mom is, but only because she has a lot more to do than dad.

What's the difference between moms and dads?
1. Moms work at work and work at home and dads just go to work at work.
2. Moms know how to talk to teachers without scaring them.
3. Dads are taller and stronger, but moms have all the real power cause that's who you got to ask if you want to sleep over at your friends.
4. Moms have magic, they make you feel better without medicine.

What does your mom do in her spare time?
1. Mothers don't do spare time.
2. To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long.

What would it take to make your mom perfect?
1. On the inside she's already perfect. Outside, I think some kind of plastic surgery.
2. Diet. You know, her hair. I'd diet, maybe blue.

If you could change one thing about your mom, what would it be?
1. She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I'd get rid of that.
2. I'd make my mom smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it not me.
3. I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on the back of her head.
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