Thursday, May 5, 2011


In honour of Mother's Day this weekend  I took some old adages and changed them to reflect my experiences as a mother to four rambunctious boys and one sweet little girl.  No comments on the do.

  • Silence is golden. - Silence is trouble in the making.
  • A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down. - A spoonful of sugar makes the kids bounce off the walls.
  • An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. - An ounce of prevention means locking away crayons and scissors.
  • A closed mouth gathers no foot. - A closed mouth is hiding tiny choke inducing objects.
  • A job worth doing is worth doing well. - A job worth doing is going to be done by the mom.
  • A rolling stone gathers no moss. - A rolling stone smashes windows.
  • A thing of beauty is a joy forever. - A thing of beauty won't last long.
  • Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. - Early to bed and early to rise just about kills a young mother.
  • Every time a bell rings an angel gets his wings. - Every time a bell rings it's probably an angry neighbour.
  • Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. - Hell hath no fury like a tired two year old.
  • Hard work never hurt anybody. - Hard work apparently kills teenagers.
  • If it ain't broke don't fix it. - If it ain't broke, it soon will be.
  • The more the merrier. - The more the scarier.
  • You snooze, you lose. - You snooze, you'll pay for it.

There is no job more exasperating  rewarding in the whole world.  How very lucky I am to have 5 of the most wonderful people on the planet for my children.

1 comment:

  1. For someone who is so trendy and fashion-conscious, your hair in that photo is... not at all those things.

    Also, I don't think I ever noticed how much W. looks like his dad. (I'm not sure if grandchildren's names are allowed. You know who I'm talking about.)