Mothers

Prepare for Mother's Day with a Kids' Wings' Literature Guide:
M.O.M. (Mom Operating Manual) for grades 3-5 by Doreen Cronin
Including
Mommy's Best Kisses and Song of the Night for grades K-2 all in one download!

When You Thought I Wasn't Looking

Early Grades Mothers Day Activities

Mother's Day Poems

Things that Mother Taught Me

Being a Mother

More about Mothers

Mean Parents

Overheard

Our friend Jay told us, "Last year on Mother's Day the whole family got together for a big dinner. Afterward, when Mom started to clean up, I said to her, "Don't bother with those dishes, Mom. Today is Mother's Day, you can always do them tomorrow."
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"Cook a fish for a man, and you'll feed him for a day.
But, teach a man to fish, and you get rid of him for the whole weekend."
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The mother of three notoriously unruly youngsters was asked
whether or not she'd have children, if she had it to do over again.
"Yes," she replied. "But not the same ones."
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"If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?" Milton Berle

"I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then I want to move in with them." Phyllis Diller

"My mother's menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it." Buddy Hackett

“My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.” Mark Twain

Mothers Have Always Been the Same...

PAUL REVERE'S MOTHER: "I don't care where you think you have to go, young man, midnight is past your curfew."

MONA LISA'S MOTHER: "After all that money your father and I spent on braces, that's the biggest smile you can give us?"

COLUMBUS' MOTHER: "I don't care what you've discovered, you still could have written!"

MICHELANGELO'S MOTHER: "Can't you paint on walls like other children? Do you have any idea how hard it is to get that stuff off the ceiling?"

NAPOLEON'S MOTHER: "All right, if you aren't hiding your report card inside your jacket, take your hand out of there and show me."

ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S MOTHER:
"Again with the stovepipe hat? Can't you just wear a baseball cap like the other kids? And take a few minutes in the morning to shave. Don't you want people to remember your face?"

MARY'S MOTHER: "I'm not upset that your lamb followed you to school, but I would like to know how he got a better grade than you."

ALBERT EINSTEIN'S MOTHER: "But it's your senior picture. Can't you do something about your hair? Styling gel, mousse, something . . .?"

GEORGE WASHINGTON'S MOTHER: "The next time I catch you throwing money across the Potomac, you can kiss your allowance good-bye!"

JONAH'S MOTHER: "That's a nice story. Now tell me where you've really been for the last forty years."

THOMAS EDISON'S MOTHER: "Of course I'm proud that you invented the electric light bulb. Now turn it off and get to bed!"

HUMPTY DUMPTY'S MOTHER: "Humpty, If I've told you once, I've told you a hundred times not to sit on that wall. But would you ever listen to me? Noooo!"

JOHN WAYNE'S MOTHER:
"Don't talk to Pilgrims."

MICK JAGGER'S MOTHER:
"No satisfaction?!!! No satisfaction?!! If you can't speak English properly, how do you intend to make a living when you grow up."

BATMAN'S MOTHER :
"It's a nice car, Bruce, but do you realize how much the insurance is
going to be?"

GEORGE BUSH'S MOTHER:
"Well, George, why can't you be more like your father?"

GEORGE CARLIN'S MOTHER:
"Why the *%&* do you always talk like that?"

LUCILLE BALL'S MOTHER:
"I love you, Lucy."

BARNEY'S MOTHER :
"I realize strained plums are your favorite, Barney, but you're
starting to look a little purple.

COPERNICUS'S MOTHER :
"What do you think you are, the center of the universe?"

FRANK SINATRA'S MOTHER:
"Why must everything be your way?"

GOLDILOCK'S MOTHER :
"I've got a bill here for a busted chair from the Bear family. You know
anything about this, Goldie?"


Why God Made Moms

Answers given by elementary school age children to the following questions:

Why did God make mothers?
1. She's the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.
2. Mostly to clean the house.
3. To help us out of there when we were getting born.

How did God make mothers?
1. He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.
2. Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.
3. God made my Mom just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts.

What ingredients are mothers made of?
1. God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.
2. They had to get their start from men's bones. Then they mostly use string, I think.

Why did God give you your mother and not some other Mom?
1. We're related.
2. God knew she likes me a lot more than other people's moms like me.

What kind of little girl was your Mom?
1. My Mom has always been my Mom and none of that other stuff.
2. I don't know because I wasn't there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.
3. They say she used to be nice.

What did Mom need to know about dad before she married him?
1. His last name.
2. She had to know his background. Like is he a crook? Does he get drunk on beer?
3. Does he make at least $800 a year? Did he say NO to drugs and YES to chores?

Why did your Mom marry your dad?
1. My dad makes the best spaghetti in the world. And my Mom eats a lot.
2. She got too old to do anything else with him.
3. My grandma says that Mom didn't have her thinking cap on.

Who's the boss at your house?
1. Mom doesn't want to be boss, but she has to because dad's such a goofball.
2. Mom. You can tell by room inspection. She sees the stuff under the bed.
3. I guess Mom is, but only because she has a lot more to do than dad.

What's the difference between moms and dads?
1. Moms work at work & work at home, & dad just go to work at work.
2. Moms know how to talk to teachers without scaring them.
3. Dads are taller & stronger, but moms have all the real power' cause that's who you got to ask if you want to sleep over at your friend's.
4. Moms have magic; they make you feel better without medicine.

What does your Mom do in her spare time?
1. Mothers don't do spare time.
2. To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long.

What would it take to make your Mom perfect?
1. On the inside she's already perfect. Outside, I think some kind of plastic surgery.
2. Diet. You know her hair. I'd diet, maybe blue.

If you could change one thing about your Mom, what would it be?
1. She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I'd get rid of that.
2. I'd make my Mom smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it and not me.
3. I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on her back.


THE MOMMY TEST

I was out walking with my 4 year old daughter. She picked up something off the ground and started to put it in her mouth. I took the item away from her and I asked her not to do that.

"Why?" my daughter asked.

"Because it's been lying outside, you don't know where it's been, it's dirty and probably has germs" I replied.

At this point, my daughter looked at me with total admiration and asked, "Wow! How do you know all this stuff?"

I was thinking quickly, "All moms know this stuff. It's on the Mommy Test. You have to know it, or they don't let you be a Mommy."

We walked along in silence for 2 or 3 minutes, but she was evidently pondering this new information. "OH...I get it!" she beamed, "So if you don't pass the test you have to be the daddy."

"Exactly" I replied back with a big smile on my face and joy in my heart.

 

 

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