Happy Mother's Day! 5/13/07

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    #7131 Wings Over The Mountains of Life

    Why My Lips Stayed Chapped On Mother's Day

    So, we had this great cat named Jack and the kids would carry
    him around and nothing ever bothered him. He used to hang out
    and nap all day long on this mat in our bathroom.

    Well we have 3 kids and at the time of this story they were 4
    years old, 3 years old and 1 year old. The middle one is Eli.
    Eli really loves chapstick. LOVES it. He kept asking to use my
    chapstick and then losing it. So finally one day I showed him
    where in the bathroom I keep my chapstick and how he could use
    it whenever he wanted to but he needed to put it right back in
    the drawer when he was done.

    Last year on Mother's Day, we were having the typical rush
    around and try to get ready for Church with everyone crying and
    carrying on. My two boys are fighting over the toy in the
    cereal box. I am trying to nurse my little one at the same time
    I am putting on my make-up. Everything is a mess and everyone
    has long forgotten that this is a wonderful day to honor me and
    the amazing job that is motherhood.

    We finally have the older one and the baby loaded in the car and
    I am looking for Eli. I have searched everywhere and I finally
    round the corner to go into the bathroom. And there was Eli.

    He was applying my chapstick very carefully to Jack's . . . rear
    end. Eli looked right into my eyes and said "chapped."

    Now if you have a cat, you know that he is right--their little
    butts do look pretty chapped. And, frankly, Jack didn't seem to

    And the only question to really ask at that point was whether it
    was the 1st time Eli had done that to the cat's behind or the

    And THAT is my favorite Mother's Day moment ever because it
    reminds us that no matter how hard we try to civilize these
    glorious little creatures, there will always be that day when
    you realize they've been using your chapstick on the cat's butt.

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  2. 44 Comments

  3. by   ertravelrn
    This is hilarious, Just shared it with my co-workers and they are laughing now.
    Thank you Zoe for a fun start for the day.
  4. by   dianah
    Happy Mother's Day to anyone with kids, pets, spouse or any other assorted ones for whom you care!!

    Thanks for the laugh, Zoe! That appeared in my email this week too! As we discussed it at work, a coworker related: When her kids were 2 and 3, they were playing on the floor, while the greyhound dog lay nearby, while she worked in the kitchen. She glanced up to find the dog looking her way with the most puzzling look on its face, as if saying, "Mom, NOW what do I do???" Then she noticed that her youngest had his finger inserted in the dog's anus, and the child repeated, "Hole. Hole." "Yes, that's a hole, honey," she said, and I believe she redirected him (after a little washing up), lol!!! Kids!!!!

    Steph, I love your avatar!

    We had a nice lunch with mil on Sat, gave her cards (some I bought at the Anne Geddes shop in Downtown Disney; you know, the cards with the babies sleeping in flowers, dressed like ladybugs and fast asleep, etc. She loves those. ) . . had a good visit. Drove home, dropped the kids off at the theater (a friend's parent to drive them home post-movie), took off for a jam about 30 min away (in Claremont). Good jam, too: smallish. Fingers (callouses) on my left hand are hurtin' from playing guitar, lol! Just pulled in, and car is now unloaded (one guitar, three banjos, one dobro, two folding chairs, three instrument stands, microphone and stand and amp, and dh's "purse.").

    Time to get to bed!

    "Irene, Good-Night!!" See you all later!
    Last edit by dianah on May 13, '07
  5. by   Spidey's mom
    OMGosh . . .. . every since "that" thread on pets people keep coming up with more reasons to show I'm not crazy.

    Happy Mother's Day!

    Off to work - I didn't get to see my daughter with her date as they came by at 9 p.m. and I was asleep by then. I did see just her prior in her canary yellow dress.

    All I really want is someone to do those dinner dishes and take the power saw and logging truck equipment off the front porch.

    Coffee:smilecoffeecup:, shower:smiletea2:. .. . .w o r k . . .


    Dianah - my avatar is Dan in his Vietnam "gear".
  6. by   Fonenurse
    Good Morning and Happy Mothers Day to you - I celebrated Mothers Day in March in the UK -think maybe I will have 2 mothers days from now on - like our Queen has 2 birthdays (official and unofficial).

    Had a really long lie in this morning and now doing some housekeeping on my PC - hope you all have a lovely day today - will pop back later to see how you all are!
  7. by   Tweety
    Happy Mothers Day to all the mothers here at Allnurses breakroom!!
  8. by   sirI

    good morning mother's day!!!!!

    for me, it's just another day.

    my children are too far away.

    my prayer to above,

    is to shower them with love.

    but, i'll call them today and say, "hey"

    hope you all have a very

  9. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    (sorry, thought this was the good morning thread; didn't mean to bare my soul and dampen anyone's day.....)
    Last edit by chris_at_lucas_RN on May 19, '07 : Reason: wrong thread?
  10. by   Halinja
    Happy Mother's Day!

    For all you Moms.

    I hope everyone has a memorable day....and I mean that in a GOOD way!

    (and Zoe, I loved the chapstick story!)
  11. by   hlfpnt
    Happy Mothers Day!
  12. by   suzy253
    Happy Mother's Day to all Mom's out there!!!

    Horrid night at work last night. Another nurse and I switched so I'm off today and she'll be working and then I'll pick up for her next week for one day. Kinda glad about that in the long run cos I need a break from last night anyway. :spin:

  13. by   muffie
    happy mothers day all

    good 3rd day at working
    saving lives one heart at a time

    have a great day yall
  14. by   VickyRN
    Happy Mother's Day to all! Enjoy your special day