Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day from Aunt Mary

Aunt Mary sends her best wishes for Mother's Day to Lydia and Kate, and their mothers and grandmothers. You ladies are terrific. And to all you others who wish I was your Aunt Mary, I send best wishes too.

When I was walking the dogs this morning I had a list in my head of all sorts of wonderful things I would share. Well that was then and this is now and I can't remember any of them.

Ooops… Here they are.

1. Find a church with lots of old people and no kids. Take your children there. One of two things will happen. Either you will be asked not to come back OR they will be so thrilled to see little people they will ignore everything wrong the kids do. Quaker meetings are also good for this.

2. Make sure you get yourself to the dentist at least once a year.

3. Go for your physical. In fact, ask Dad to make the appointment for you.

4. Don't beat yourselves up about things. What is done today is over. There will be fresh poop in the potty tomorrow.

5. Laugh. Take pictures.

6. Keep in touch with friends, both the mommy friends and the rest of your network.

7. Buy your own presents and don't resent the fact that you do. Ask your husband for a love letter now and then.

8. Be thankful. If all you have to face in life is what Kate and Lydia have covered so far, you are leading fairytale lives.

This last may be the most important and I don't mean anything critical by using the word Fairytale. My youngest son needed open heart surgery at age 7, and survived. Other parents lose children, through crime and accident and disease. We are lucky that our babies grow up and get on with their own lives.

So have a happy Mother's day and enjoy the attention. I am proud of you all and send you hugs and kisses.


Aunt Mary

PS: If you’re wondering who in the blue blazes Aunt Mary is – click here.

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  1. Aunt Mary, you're amazing...Thank you.

    This life is charmed...

  2. i <3 Aunt Mary.... words of wisdom.

  3. Happy Mothers Day Ladies! Thanks for all of your words of wisdom Aunt Mary! Love you all!

  4. Thank you, Aunt Mary!! Happy Mother's Day to you, and to everyone else in MommyLand.

  5. I get it. Thanks. I have six kids here with me, but I've had a funeral for another, so I thanks for saying that. Thanks for reminding us we are even more awesome when we deal with poo-poo like planning our own special time and not relying on everyone else to get it right. Today is just that example as I, as well as others I'm sure, am hosting a ton of people to come eat at my house and I'd rather be alone somewhere eating a box of orange melano cookies. Happy Mother's Day to all you awesome mothers! I'm gonna tear open a t-box after church, make an awesome meal, and have a great day!

  6. Happy Mother's Day to Kate, Lydia and of course Aunt Mary!

  7. Happy Mother's Day to Kate, Lydia & Aunt Mary! Thank you for making our lives a funnier place to be.


  8. Happy Mother's Day to Kate, Lydia, and Aunt Mary, and all the other mommas on here.

  9. Happy Mother's Day Aunt Mary...and Lydia and Kate :)

  10. Count me among the Aunt Mary faithful.

    And a very Happy Mother's Day to two of the funniest Mommies I "know".

  11. I can't get enough of this blog...

    Thanks and Happy Mother's Day!

  12. Aunt Mary, you are a true gem! Thanks so much!




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