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Thursday, May 10, 2012

On being a Mom

A bit of trivia about me; I retired at the ripe old age of 23.  At least, that's what I tell people.

In fact, I had just moved from Canada to the U.S. and did not have permission to work.  It was interesting, being a snowbird (okay, so I don't meet the TRUE definition of a snowbird... call it poetic license) at such a young age.  Children were not yet on our radar and I had a lot of free time on my hands.  Besides volunteering, I spent a lot of time thinking about what job I'd like to do if the #&$%-ing government would just let me work.


Now that I am a Mom, I can imagine no other job that I would like.  Am I perfect at it?  Nope.  Not even close.  I yell.  I curse (under my breath, of course). I make Elise go back to bed if the number 7 isn't the first number on her alarm clock.  I don't make lunches in the shape of zoo animals and think that Moms that do should have a pillow case shoved over their heads and then beaten with a sock full of quarters.


What?  They are making the rest of us look bad!


Where was I going with this?  Oh yes, being a Mom and why I love it.  Watching my little babies grow up and bursting with pride at who they are becoming has to be at the top of my list.


A few weeks ago, I was asked to write a post for
Sanofi's Diabetes Blog.  I was honoured and thankful; writing my post help me to reflect just how lucky I am to be a Mom.  And that is my true Mother's Day gift. 

Click
here to read my post and Happy Mother's Day to ALL the Moms (in whatever capacity that may be) out there.

7 comments:

  1. Nice! I love the "unperfect" Mom that you are :) and I adore the honesty in all your posts. I hope you have a GREAT Moms day!

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  2. What a beautiful post Joanne. This Mom Job is the Best Job in the world! Have a blessed Mother's Day.

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  3. I've said it before and now, I'll say it again. You're an awesome mom!
    And yup - pillowcases for "those" moms.
    Happy Mother's Day!

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  4. Totally think those 'cutesy' lunches are trying to compensate for something!! ;)
    Love how you keep it real...helps the rest of us real moms feel normal!

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  5. beautiful post, beautiful pic! happy early mother's day! :)

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  6. What?? Your kids' lunches aren't cut into intricate shapes, color coordinated with their veggies, and packed in trendy yet eco-friendly containers?

    LOL.... hold your quarters, mine aren't either. I think those lunches are really neat, but I also think those moms probably aren't up numerous times every night just to make sure their kids are OK. :)

    Happy Mother's Day!

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  7. My mom is a teacher - do you know what the kids who get the animal shaped sandwiches actually want?

    They want the school lunch that the kids get who want their moms to make their lunches.

    I think you get what I mean. ;)

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