• Somebody said a mother is an unskilled laborer . . .
    Somebody never gave a squirmy infant a bath.

  • Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get
    back to normal after you've had a baby . . .
    Somebody doesn't know that once you're a mother, normal is history.

  • Somebody said a mother's job consists of wiping noses and changing diapers . .
    Somebody doesn't know that a child is much more than the shell he lives in.

  • Somebody said you learn how to be a mother by instinct . . .
    Somebody never took a three-year-old shopping.

  • Somebody said being a mother is boring . . .
    Somebody never rode in a car driven by a teenager with a driver's permit.

  • Somebody said teachers, psychologists and pediatricians
    know more about children than their mothers . . .
    Somebody hasn't invested her heart in another human being.

  • Somebody said if you're a "good" mother, your child will "turn out" . . .
    Somebody thinks a child is like a bag of plaster of Paris that comes with
    directions, a mold and a guarantee.

  • Somebody said being a mother is what you do in your spare time . . .
    Somebody doesn't know that when you're a mother, you're a mother ALL the time.

  • Somebody said "good" mothers never raise their voices . . .
    Somebody never came out the back door just in time to see her
    child wind up and hit a golf ball through the neighbor's kitchen window.

  • Somebody said you don't need an education to be a mother . . .
    Somebody never helped a fourth grader with his math.

  • Somebody said you can't love the fifth child as much as you love the first . . .
    Somebody doesn't have five children.

  • Somebody said a mother can find all the answers
    to her child-rearing questions in the books . . .
    Somebody never had a child stuff beans up his nose.

  • Somebody said the hardest part of being a mother is labor and delivery . . .
    Somebody never watched her "baby" get on the bus for the first day of kindergarten.

  • Somebody said a mother can do her job with her eyes
    closed and one hand tied behind her back . . .
    Somebody never organized seven giggling Brownies to sell cookies.

  • Somebody said a mother can stop worrying after her child gets married . . .
    Somebody doesn't know that marriage adds a new
    son or daughter-in-law to a mother's heartstrings.

  • Somebody said a mother's job is done when her last child leaves home . . .
    Somebody never had grandchildren.

  • Somebody said being a mother is a side dish on the plate of life . . .
    Somebody doesn't know what fills you up.

  • Somebody said your mother knows you love her, so you don't need to tell her . . .
    Somebody isn't a mother.






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