Tuesday, March 13, 2007

My Dear Sweet Mother Sent Me This...

...and I just wanted to share it with all of you. I smiled as I read it because it is so similar to my nights, as I'm sure so many of you can relate :) Thanks Mom!


Mom and Dad were watching TV when Mom said, "I'm tired , and it's getting late. I think I'll go to bed".

She went to the kitchen to make sandwiches for the next day's lunches. Rinsed out the popcorn bowls, took meat out of the freezer for supper the following evening, checked the cereal box levels, filled the sugar container put spoons and bowls on the table and started the coffee pot for brewing the next morning. She then put some wet clothes in the dryer, put a load of clothes into the washer, ironed a shirt and secured a loose button She picked up the game pieces left on the table, put the phone back on the charger and put the telephone book into the drawer. She watered the plants, emptied a wastebasket and hung up a towel to dry.

She yawned and stretched and headed for the bedroom. She stopped by the desk and wrote a note to the teacher, counted out some cash for the field trip, and pulled a text book out from hiding under the chair. She signed a birthday card for a friend, addressed and stamped the envelope and wrote a quick note for the grocery store. She put both near her purse.

Mom then washed her face with 3 in 1 cleanser, put on her Night solution & age fighting moisturizer, brushed and flossed her teeth and filed her nails.

Dad called out, "I thought you were going to bed."

"I'm on my way," she said.

She put some water into the dog's dish and put the cat outside, then made sure the doors were locked and the patio light was on. She looked in on each of the kids and turned out their bedside lamps and TV s, hung up a shirt, threw some dirty socks into the hamper, and had a brief conversation with the one up still doing homework.

In her own room, she set the alarm; laid out clothing for the next day, straightened up the shoe rack. She added three things to her 6 most important things to do list. She said her prayers, and visualized the accomplishment of her goals.

About that time, Dad turned off the TV and announced to no one in particular "I'm going to bed." And he did...without another thought.

Anything extraordinary here? Wonder why women live longer...? CAUSE WE ARE MADE FOR THE LONG HAUL..... (and we can't die sooner, we still have things to do!!!!)

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. -Mark Twain


Amy W. said...

how ironic, i was thinking about all the little things i constantly do around the house the other day and wondered just how much everyone really knew of what i do. i wasn't thinking in a way i deserved recognition but just wondered if i was the only one who knew, kwim?! lol blog is lookin' good, Miss Tina!

carrie*postma said...

LOL! This is too funny...and the story of my evenings!

Sue said...

Soooooo true!!! Your blog looks just like mine - you've got great style, LOL!!!

Diane DiTullio said...

LOL What a great little story! I laughed the entire way through it. :)

susan opel said...

Even though I am not a mom, this rings true for ALL women. I constantly am finding just one more thing that I can do before I go to bed. One thing I can never have is the closet door open! If I left it open, it's probably because I had TOO much to drink the night before! :)

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