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Sunday, November 15, 2015

THE JOYS OF MOTHERHOOD/BLUE MONDAY/AW...MONDAY/LOVE IS...



Fun Mother Quotes

  • “My mother's menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.” - Buddy Hackett
  •  “I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then I want to move in with them.” - Phyllis Diller
  • "Most children threaten at times to run away from home. This is the only thing that keeps some parents going." - Phyllis Diller
  • "We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up." - Phyllis Diller
  • "Poverty is hereditary - you get it from your children." - Phyllis Diller
  • “I asked my mom if I was a gifted child... she said “they certainly wouldn't have paid for me.” – Unknown
  • “If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?” - Milton Berle
  • “I know how to do anything - I'm a Mom.” - Roseanne Barr
  • “A suburban mother's role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car for ever after” – Peter De Vries
  • “All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.” - Oscar Wilde
  • “It's not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.” - The Golden Girls
  • “If there were no schools to take the children away from home part of the time, the insane asylum would be filled with mothers.” - Edgar Watson Howe
  •  “The mother of three notoriously unruly youngsters was asked whether or not she'd have children if she had it to do over again. ‘Yes’, she replied ‘but not the same ones.’” - David Finkelstein
  • “Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.” - Lisa Alther
  • “Mothers of teenagers know why animals eat their young” – Unknown
  • "Any child can tell you that the sole purpose of a middle name is so he can tell when he's really in trouble."- Dennis Fakes
  • "Raising a kid is part joy and part guerilla warfare." - Ed Asner
  • "Children are gleeful barbarians." - Joseph Morgenstern
  • "The hand that rocks the cradle usually is attached to someone who isn't getting enough sleep." - John Fiebig
  • "I'd like to be the ideal mother, but I'm too busy raising my kids." - Unknown
  • "Child rearing myth #1: Labour ends when the baby is born." - Unknown
  • "Children are a great comfort in your old age. And they help you reach it faster, too." - Lionel Kaufman
  • “My mother tried to kill me when I was a baby. She denied it. She said she thought the plastic bag would keep me fresh.” – Bob Monkhouse


Household Chores Quotes

  • “Cleaning up with children around is like shoveling during a blizzard” – Unknown
  • “I'm not going to vacuum 'til Sears makes one you can ride on.” - Roseanne Barr
  • “My second favorite household chore is ironing. My first being hitting my head on the top bunk bed until I faint.” - Erma Bombeck
  • “By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacation-less class.” - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  • “The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.” – Calvin Trillin
  • "It is amazing how quickly the kids learn the operation of the DVD, yet are unable to understand the vacuum cleaner." - Etienne Marchal
Some fun today ,with all the sadness in our world, I thought a light-hearted look at raising children was in order. You will notice some blue and I hope Sally does too.

Smokey was visiting the vet in September. He wore his blue leash and my hubby wore his blue jeans to the appointment. Visit Sandee at Aw.....Monday too. Lots of smiles there.
Love is...just says it all. Enjoy your week, remember to be kind, say your prayers and smile.

15 comments:

Lux G. said...

What a cutie. I love those quotes. So real and profound.

Wandering Wren said...

I've been roaring with laughter at some of these - just what was needed after the horrific weekend news - Thank you loads of fun :)
Wren x

Denise said...

enjoyed this post.

SmilingSally said...

Hello Anne,

How important it is to laugh! Thanks for playing today.

Happy Blue Monday!

Sandee said...

Love those quotes. Some made me laugh out loud.

Smokey is a handsome pup. Awww.

Have a woof woof Awww Monday. ☺

Sarah Beth said...

Those quotes are just what we need... they just got funnier and funnier!! And the kiddos are so cute -- I bet you had a lot of cuddle time with them!
Have a lovely day!

Grantham Lynn said...

Great Blues. Great post. Come by today and vote for Sally on my Blog. Go Team Sally.
Have a good week.

Joy H said...

All the smiles and quotes are great today. Very sad about what is happening in the world today and it is just a dark and rainy day here too.
Joy @ Books and Life

Mevely317 said...

Your intuitions are spot-on, m'friend.
With all the somber news and gloomy skies, this post is a welcome breath of sunshine!

Linda said...

Such a great post, and lovely photos! I laughed out loud at the quotation about children being a comfort in our old age...and that they help us reach it faster, too! LOL! :) Thank you so much for sharing, you really know how to brighten my day.

BeadedTail said...

He's a cutie pie! Our kids have fur! :)

Kathe W. said...

As always your blog is so enjoyable.

xinex said...

Great quotes! Love them...Christine

Jeanne said...

Hello Anne, I have enjoyed your comments as always. Thank you for always saying such kind words. You are a dear blog friend and I always enjoy visiting you. Your Blue Monday post was a very lighthearted post and I had some good laughs. The perfect words to cheer one up with so much unrest and sadness for the French people. The world is suffering from extremely bad Isis terrorists. Unity is needed to change this now.

Blessings are sent to you and your wonderful family.

xo,
Jeanne

PS, You asked about the friends that blogging brought together a few years ago. Most of them have stopped blogging and are on FB now. Claudie has even stopped posting on FB. We are all still in touch from time to time. It isn't easy to stay in touch when our lives are busy and life kind of takes over sometimes.

Edna B said...

What a fun post. I enjoyed all the wonderful quotes. You are right. With all the madness going on, we all need to find a little fun and happiness to keep our days bright. It's amazing how these kids drive us crazy, yet bring us so much happiness.

Now I'm off to hunt down a couple of house flies. If you see a crazy lady in a blue flannel housecoat running around with an orange fly swatter, that 's me. You have a super day, hugs, Edna B.