Somebody Said A Mother
said a mother is an unskilled laborer . . .
Somebody never gave a squirmy infant a bath.
Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after
you've had a baby . . . Somebody doesn't know that once you're a
mother, "normal" is history.
Somebody said a mother's job consists of wiping noses and changing
diapers . . .
Somebody doesn't know that a child
is much more than the shell he lives in.
Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by instinct . . .
Somebody never took a three-year-old shopping.
Somebody said being a mother is boring . . .
Somebody never rode in a car driven by a teenager with a driver's
Somebody said teachers, psychologists and pediatricians know more
about children than their mothers . . .
Somebody hasn't invested her heart in another human being.
Somebody said if you're a "good" mother, your child will "turn out” .
Somebody thinks a child is like a bag of plaster of Paris that comes
with directions, a mold and a guarantee.
Somebody said being a mother is what you do in your spare time . . .
Somebody doesn't know that when you're a mother, you're a mother ALL
Somebody said "good" mothers never raise their voices . . .
Somebody never came out the back door just in time to see her child
bat a ball through the neighbor's kitchen window.
Somebody said you don't need an education to be a mother . . .
Somebody never helped a fourth grader with his math.
Somebody said you can't love the fifth child as much as you love the
first . . .
Somebody doesn't have five children.
Somebody said a mother can find all the answers to her child-rearing
questions in the books . . .
Somebody never had a child stuff beans up her nose.
Somebody said the hardest part of being a mother is labor and delivery
. . .
Somebody never watched her "baby" get on the bus for the first day of
Somebody said a mother can do her job with her eyes closed and one
hand tied behind her back. . . Somebody never organized seven giggling
Brownies to sell cookies.
Somebody said a mother can stop worrying after her child gets married.
Somebody doesn't know that marriage adds a new son or daughter-in-law
to a mother's heartstrings.
Somebody said a mother's job is done when her last child leaves home.
Somebody never had grandchildren.
Somebody said being a mother is a side dish on the plate of life . . .
Somebody doesn't know what fills you up.
Somebody said your mother knows you love her, so you don't need to
tell her . . .
Somebody isn't a mother.