Sunday 14th March - Mother's Day

Thoughts for Mothering Sunday

My parents raised 5 of us and were foster parents. Mum would tell the story of a rare outing with no children. Sat on the top deck of a bus she saw cows in the field and said to the stranger sitting next to her, “ Oh look…moo cows” 

"Being a mother is finding half a sausage in your purse”

Many of us of the older generation were homeschooled too. We were taught: 


To appreciate a job well done:    "If you're going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning.”

Logic:"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you're not going to the shops with me."

Foresight :  Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you're in an accident."

Contortionism: "Just you look at that dirt on the back of your neck"

Stamina: "You'll sit there until all that spinach is gone."

Behaviour Modification: "Stop acting like your father"

Anticipation:  "Just wait until we get home."

Medical Science:  "If you don't stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way."

How to become an adult: "If you don't eat your vegetables, you'll never grow up."

Genetics: "You're just like your father."

Wisdom: "When you get to be my age, you'll understand.”

Enjoy Mother’s Day - maybe with a cup of tea and a slice of Simnel Cake