Sunday, 8 May 2016

Happy Mothers Day!

Motherhood is a messy and demanding job.


There's often the whole pain-of-giving-birth thing --


Moms all learn to perfect the art of teaching little ones how to behave, often just simply using "The Look" --


Will the long, hectic, chaotic days never end?


And then, after all that, Moms have to endure the whiny teenage years --


Just to keep the human race going!


So today, let's raise a cheer for Moms everywhere!


34 comments:

laurie said...

these were perfect!

Elsie Amata said...

That was awesome. I've mastered the "mom look" - not that it did me any good when my boys were little. Hell on wheels, those two...but the low, growl talk..that worked wonders :)

DEZMOND said...

Happy Mother's Day, Debs... not that I've ever had one....

anne marie in philly said...

my cat kids woke me up this morning; give me cats ANY day, they are better than the human variety!

bj said...

awww, thanks for the happy wishes...this is a cute post..the 4 generation photo is really neat.

Snap said...

Wonderful!

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

HAHA! Loved these!

Miss Val's Creations said...

I don't know how moms do it! I love the photo of 4 generations. That is brilliant!

JACKIESUE said...

my least favorite holiday..bah humbug

mistress maddie said...

A Happy Mothers Day to all far and wide. And to everybody stopping by here.������

Birdie said...

What a great idea for a multi-generation picture!

Cheryl said...

I love your photos. Very nice. How clever is the 4 in one picture?
The "thank you Lord, it's bedtime, is especially true for Grandmas. It's not that I don't love having grandkids spend the night but I don't have the stamina, I once had.

Martin Kloess said...

Enjoyed this. Thank you for sharing.

Magic Love Crow said...

Perfect Deb! Happy Mother's Day! I love the four generations picture! Big Hugs!

Magaly Guerrero said...

The first one is a giggler (and a truer). I think I have a cousin who needs to read it, lol!

Tammy Theriault said...

Oh my goodness...I love your sense of humor. seriously!!

Adam said...

The first is my favorite

Margo Ayotte said...

Fun post, love the first one.
Thanks.

Ramzu Zahini said...

Happy Mommy's Day, yay!

Mark said...

Mothers do have it pretty rough. Here's to all the mothers out there.

Rommy said...

That first one is awesome. Pee is just the beginning. It's hell of a lot easier than 3 am vomit. :D

A Beer For The Shower said...

If the test of parenthood is a willingness to be peed on, then yep, definitely not ready. Even if that 4 in 1 picture is really damn cool.

Missy George said...

Great..Love the first one..so true

Jono said...

Mothers are amazing, but I'm glad I can never be one.

Jim said...

The BEST Mother's Day post I've read, Debra. Thanks.

Brewella Deville said...

I've never cared for Mother's Day, especially since I became one, but I just learned something about the inspiration for the holiday and I think i've come around on it. Ann Reeves Jarvis was a feminist bad ass of the highest order. She nursed victims of the Civil War and fought for better treatment of them no matter what side they fought on. She went on fighting for the rights of the poor and the rights of women, even working tirelessly to promote the idea of a sort of trade union for mothers. That was her lifetime goal.

Her daughter, Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother's political activism and continue her fight by creating Mothers' Day, not Mother's Day. It was supposed to be a day of speeches and rallies about suffrage and women's rights in general all across the country. Of course you know what eventually happened. Anna Jarvis absolutely hated the commercialization of the holiday and how it became a day to celebrate one's own mother's role as a homemaker. Anna Jarvis had no children of her own, but people from all over the world started sending her cards and flowers every Mother's Day for the rest of her life, which she absolutely fricken hated.

Guillaume said...

I always get confused with Mother's Day: it's at a different date here in the UK. Next year will be a very special Mother's Day for my wife and I.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

@ Brewella -- Wow, that's quite the backstory! Talk about "neutering" the meaning of a holiday, eh?

@ Guillaume -- Felicitations, c'est merveilleux!

laughingwolf said...

perfect :D

I Lorkyn I said...

Wow, 4 Generations in one picture is a great idea! My mom gets flowers and chocolate every year and we eat cake, that's our mothersday celebration.

G. B. Miller said...

Excellent!

Lynn said...

Love that generations pic! I miss my mom.

Sorry to be late to blog reading - I got behind with the guests at my house. :)

The Happy Whisk said...

Love the four generations one. Pretty neat.

Fearsome Beard said...

The four generations pic is beautiful.