Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Poem and a's a scream!

All of us have had this dream
In which no child of ours will scream
In church and never in a mall
In fact our children do not scream at all.
They are so quiet and so sweet
Don't have to tell them to stay in their seat
At a restaurant or church retreat
Never do we hear their pounding little feet.
So now it's time to wake up well
Hear the chaos and still think they're swell.
Truly they really are an answer to prayer
And I'd joyfully take them anywhere.

Lisa, from Are We There Yet? tagged me for the newest meme going around (Thank-you, Lisa!), and I'm going to have some fun with it because, after reading Lisa's list I thought it had to be done by your children and mine have all flown the coop, so I will use some artistic license here...

Here are the rules of the meme and the "badge of honor":

1. List Seven Things That Make You Awe-Summm!

2. Pass the award on to seven bloggers you read religiously.

3. Tag those seven bloggers. Here are seven awe-summm mom-points with random thoughts...

1. My children always had to dress up for church, no jeans, no T shirts, no tennis shoes. They didn't like it but look how cute they looked... 2. When they were little their dad and I were always available for a piggy back ride. Sad to say, my son enjoyed this waaaay beyond being little and think he'd try it now if he didn't think I might just end up a smooshed spot on the concrete. Doesn't my son look cute?...
3. We always did some tickling and rolling around and having fun. Can't remember whether this is me and Ria or me and Laura.....

4. Whenever they have ended up flat on their back, we've been there to help them get upright again. I guess we couldn't get all three in the picture this time...

5. Manners were always very important and part of that included always being kind to others even if they weren't kind to you. It also included NOT scratching in public, but as you can see my son was hard to teach, but isn't he too cute?...

6. My children were only allowed to have candy/sweets on Saturdays and the funny thing is that the neighborhood children got jealous when I told them that it is a special day for them. One little girl said hopefully that she thought her mommy was only going to let them have candy on Saturdays from now on. Maybe it was the variety available that made the other children jealous??....

7. We always all went to church together and prayed together. Each child both got and gave a blessing every night. We would make the sign of the Cross on each other's forehead and say "Good night, sweet dreams and God bless you."

Well, I do admit that maybe the photos were a little "doctored" and "touched up", but this last one is pretty close to me on a good day!

Now for some tagging...

First, remember that husbands and furbabies qualify as children, maybe more so than the children so you can use accomplishments with them or give kudos to your own mom from childhood.


















Mrs. Pogle







So I can't count...sue me...hee hee. But this is a fun and a funny and easy thing! Remember I visit ALL of you, so I will be watching for the next few days! This will also be a sure cure for blogger's block ! ! !
A random thing that came up when I typed in funny and mom....

Thanks to Reader's Digest, we have these great Mom jokes..........

Great Minds Think of Mom

After a long, exhausting day, a friend of mine headed home. On the road, he passed an elderly woman who was standing by a car with a flat tire. His conscience got the better of him; if that were his mother, he thought, he would want someone to help her. With a tired sigh, he turned around and drove back. Just as he reached the stranded woman, a truck pulled up and a burly farmer got out. "Kinda reminds you of your mom, too?" the man asked as the two of them pitched in together to change the tire. -- Contributed by Katherine L. Houge

Your Biggest Fan

While waiting in a bookstore for a guest author to sign her latest book, I leafed through some of the Civil War novels she had written. The woman in line behind me commented, "Those are the best books I've ever read. I couldn't put them down." Before I could reply, the author looked over and said, "Oh, cut it out, Mom!" -- Contributed by Marilyn Kopp

DIY, but Mom's Way

While assembling furniture, my friend Debbie asked her roommate's five-year-old son to bring her a screwdriver. "Do you want a 'Daddy' screwdriver or a 'Mommy' screwdriver?" the little boy asked. Confused but preoccupied, Debbie absentmindedly said, "Bring me a 'Mommy' screwdriver." The child came back and handed her a butter knife.-- Contributed by Cori Cole

Head of the Household
My husband, Jeff, and I incurred several problems while assembling our new computer system, so we called the help desk. The man on the phone started to talk to Jeff in computer jargon, which confused us even more. "Sir," my husband politely said, "please explain what I should do as if I were a four-year-old." "Okay," the computer technician replied. "Son, could you please put your mommy on the phone?" -- Contributed by Lena

Worth Surprise Greeting

As a working mother with an office in my home, I pride myself on maintaining a professional image. One key to that image is my answering-machine greeting, which is often the first contact clients have with me. I worked on making it sound upbeat and enthusiastic, and thought I had succeeded until a friend left this message: "Judy, this is Pam. I love your greeting, but do you know that you can hear your little boy in the background saying, 'Mommy, I gotta go potty'?" -- Contributed by Judy Gaskill

Wonder Chef
To help a busy mother get away for a two-week vacation, my sister agreed to stay with the woman's three children. On the first evening, she cooked one of their favorite meals. To the youngsters' delight, dinner after dinner, she "guessed" what they liked. When my sister returned home, we asked her what the secret of her success was. "Each afternoon I would flip through the cookbook until I found a page that was ripped, smudged and food-splattered," she explained. "Then I would make that recipe. It worked every time!" -- Contributed by Julie Holling

Peace and Quiet
Aunt Karen is the mother of two high-spirited young girls. When I called her one morning, our conversation was constantly interrupted by the din of kids screaming and chasing each other. "Could you hold on for a moment?" my aunt finally asked, putting down the phone. Within ten seconds all I could hear was absolute silence. Then, "Okay, I'm back." "But it's so quiet!" I exclaimed. "You must have complete control over those two." "Not really," my aunt confessed wearily. "I'm in the closet." -- Contributed by Steve Brundage

Mom's Where
One evening after dinner, my five-year-old son Brian noticed that his mother had gone out. In answer to his questions, I told him, "Mommy is at a Tupperware party." This explanation satisfied him for only a moment. Puzzled, he asked, "What's a Tupperware party, Dad?" I've always given my son honest answers, so I figured a simple explanation would be the best approach. "Well, Brian," I said, "at a Tupperware party, a bunch of ladies sit around and sell plastic bowls to each other." Brian nodded, indicating that he understood this curious pastime. Then he burst into laughter. "Come on, Dad," he said. "What is it really?"-- Contributed by Kenneth W. Holmes

~~~Thank You Lord for the blessings of all the milestones we have successfully passed.


  1. Great post!
    Loved the jokes and could really relate to them, especially the one on the phone, I lock myself in the bathroom for peace, quiet, and privacy, especially when on the phone!
    And, honestly, your poem, that was my kids! They were all angels when they were little, Ray and I never had to be afraid to take them anywhere, they really sat nice in church and restaurants, and in other people's homes, they were really good kids. It's when they got older and independent that our troubles started!

    And if I have to rely on my kids to contribute to this meme list I'm in big trouble! Katie will start in with her Edith Bunker imitation of me and the rest will happily chime in with all my shortcomings! My sister-in-law and I were just talking about that this weekend, you would think we were the two most horrible and most addle-brained mothers in the world with the stories our kids regale about us!
    We ask ourselves all the time where did we go wrong?!
    Then Susie and I just decided, it's NOT US, it's THEM! And we united as a force to be reckoned with and made ourselves feel better!

    I'll have to think long and hard about this one!
    All the best,

  2. Great poem and family photos Marcy! Your kids all have their own little special look!

    I will try to do your do hand down tough assignments though...You sure you weren't a teacher at one time...I wonder if Jackie was a tough teacher...I wouldn't think so, good, but not tough!

    Enjoyed all your jokes...especially the Tupperware Party mother often went to them.

    Hope you're having a good day Marcy,

  3. Yes, as Wanda said they DO have their own special look! Very cleverly done - but such wonderful things you passed down to them. They're probably getting to an age when they actually appreciate what you did :) The stories are sweet and funny and obviously true.

    If I'm the "Rebecca" on your list, don't hold your breath until I post 'em! (If I'm NOT the Rebecca on your list, then disregard this paragraph.) Fun being with you here today.

  4. Wonderful jokes.
    I was really hoping to get outta this meme going around. You did not mean me, did you? Oh, well, if so, then I will do it. I don't know when, but some time. My kids are here and can help. :)

  5. Oh Marcy I had a good belly laugh at your jokes and I know your kids are going to love their pictures.....thank you for including me in your list, so humbled today as I have received this award twice, not sure I deserve it once let along twice....will have too think as I'm not very good at this but I honestly appreciate it and humbly accept it. Have a great day my friend......:-) Hugs

  6. Hi Marcy,
    Your poem was very cute and so, so, true! I loved all of the things that you did with and for your children. It makes you a very special mom which I suspected anyway! But I'll bet just thinking back to those pleasent memories was special for you! It's fun to think back to when they were small. I must do this often or else I forget!
    I put the word out to my three, so we'll see what answers I get back. This should be very interesting! Thank you for the tag as I have had blogger block lately!

  7. Marcy...I'm going to church in a few minutes..but I'm coming back here tonight to comment extensively on your blog. :)) I wanted to read it before I left...and I'm glad I did. You post such a terrific blog, girl! I'll be baaaack. ~Jackie~

  8. very fun post! I will do my best...I am going out of town for the next 4 days up North then home again on Sunday. I will be sure to post on Monday.

  9. I enjoyed every minute of this trip! thank you for the journey! Cathy

  10. Marcy....I need to see you after class. (Ever heard those words before??....)
    We're going to have to work on your 'cipherin'. It seems your arithmetic (aka math)skills need a liiiiiitle work.
    S - E - V - E - N
    Roman Numeral: VII

    Pass the award to SEVEN bloggers.
    I'll see you right after lunch in my room.
    Bring your pencil (only one!!!) and paper...and we'll work on that number.
    Love your blog....always have....and until you MeMe me again, always will!!

  11. Looks like I should have included everyone's site alongside of their name, but I truly only know one of each of you (by the name you are using now on your blog...if I ever get two of the same name, I guess I will have to call another Diana, Fred!) and maybe that's amazing in itself!

    ***Eileen, you don't need your children's input in this meme, in fact it was originally just supposed to be the mother sharing things...this way you can say awesomely wonderful things and we will never let them know. Thanks for always being such a good sport too, Eileen!

    ***Wanda, I don't know why you even worry for a second. You have charmed all the birds and butterflies and they will help you!

    ***Rebecca, Rebecca, do you really want to see me turn blue (think being a good Christian here)in the face?

    ***Sarah, you handle every challenge with such finesse, this should be a piece of cake (hopefully chocolate).

    ***Diana, no matter what, your post will be cute and if the kids fail you, just make up stuff!

    ***Bernie, you know you deserve all these awards and then some!

    ***Jackie, you should have a captivating post on this with lots of ooze cuteness, you know.

    ***Linda, the poetess of all poetesses, I know you will handle this one well, my friend!

    ***Cathy I enjoyed the meme you did on this so much too!

  12. Jackie, you were commenting as I was commenting here and you beat me to it!

    Okay, now you're forcing me to get biblical on you, girlfriend. When reference in the Bible is made to seven, it refers to an infinite amount of times as when Jesus was asked if a man should forgive his offender 7 times and Jesus answers, no, 70 times 7, meaning endlessly.

    Just so you know, I did not make this up.

    No sirree teechur..sumbudy lurned me it! Kin I git outta the korner now, pleese???

  13. You are officially out of the corner.
    I'll have my MeMe up and running tomorrow.
    (I noticed I misspelled mathematics...and you didn't make me write it 20, I'm gonna let you go and play at recess now.)
    Hugs and smiles,

  14. Oh, I was confused, I thought the kids had to rate us. Well, I've already asked them, and to tell you the truth, if they say even a half-nice thing I'm running with it. It will be easier than tooting my own horn I think. Although the things the girls found awesome about me were pretty lame in my opinion!

    Okay, my real reason for coming here is to ask you when your birthday is! Please respond. Thank you.

    LOVE from your friend, LOVE from your play pal (I was going to say playmate but that sounds so Playboy!), LOVE from your sister in the village, and Cordially Yours, Eileen

  15. I love it, Marcy! But, I'm sorry I made it confusing by having my kids toot my horn for me! I don't think that was the original idea -- I just cheated.. &:o) But I loved reading your list. What an awesome Mom you are! &:o) And the jokes, as always, are such a hoot!


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