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I am a little teapot
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Just wanted to say thanks and happy mother's day to all our PS moms, for raising up kids in this electronic, materialistic society who still know where their food comes from, how to respect others, and how to grow up strong and healthy.

I put SAs on IGNORE!
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Thanks is hard ... Trying to get mine outside to help plant green beans in a few minutes..little turds tend to be lazy sometimes! :D

Premium Member
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Thanks Jason...:D

You know when your husband buys you a goat for Mothers Day, he knows me well ... :2thumb:

Two hundred (yes that is 200) tomato plants (long story lol) from my son and he did help plant them.

And a nice fire pit ring from my girls. (and my son chipped in on it also.)

I'm so lucky with my hubby and kids. :flower:

The wanderer
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Thanks, from a Mom & Grandma, and Happy Mother's Day to the other PS Mom's out there, too!

Here's something kinda cute I got in my email today:

Just A Mom

A woman , renewing her driving's license at the County Clerk's office, was asked by the woman recorder to state her occupation.

She hesitated, uncertain how to classify herself.

"What I mean is, " explained the recorder, "do you have a job or are you just a....."

"Of course I have a job," snapped the woman.

" I'm a Mom."

" We don't list 'Mom' as an occupation.
'Housewife' covers it, Said the recoder emphatically.

I forgot all about her story until one day I found myself in the same situation, this time at our own Town Hall. The clerk was obviously a career woman, poised, Efficient, and possessed of high sounding title like, "Official Interrogator" or "Town Registrar."

"What is your occupation?" she probed.

What made me say it, I do no know... the words simply popped out.
" I'm a Research Assoicate in the field of Child Development and Human Relations."

The clerk paused, ball-point pen frozen in mid air and looked up as though she had not heard right.

I repeated the title slowly emphasizing the most significant words.
Then I stared with wonder as my pronouncement was written, in bold, black ink on the official questionnaire.

" Might I ask," said the clerk with new interest,
"just what you do in your field?"

Coolly, without any trace of fluster in my voice, I heard myself reply.
"I have a continuing program of research, (what mother doesn't)
in the laboratory and in the field,
(normally I would have said indoors and out).
I'm working for my Masters, (first the Lord and then the whole family)
and already have four credits (all daughters).
Of course, the job is one of the most demanding in humanities, (any mother care to disagree?) and often work 14 hours day, (24 is more like it).
But the job is more challenging than most run-of-the-mill careers and the rewards aremore about the satisfaction rather than just money."

There was increasing note of respect in the Clerk's voice as she completed the form, stood up, and personally ushered me to the door.

As I drove into our driveway, buoyed up by glamorous new career, I was greeted by lab
assistants--13, 7, and 3.

Upstairs I could hear our new experimental model, (a 6 month old baby) in the child development program, testing out a new vocal pattern.

I felt I had scored a beat on bureaucracy!
And I had gone on the offical records as someone more distinguished and indispensable to mankind than "just another Mom"

What a glorious career!

performing monkey
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"just a mom" has got to be one of the most insulting things I think I've ever heard, and the sad thing is, I have heard it said from women 10x more than I have ever heard it from men... :ignore:

I bought my Mom a 50 quart pickling crock... of course that means I'm the one that has to empty/refill it :rolleyes: ;) :D

I've been caled a "mutha" before, does that count? ;) :dunno:
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