Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day

I've been doing a little watercolor lately.

I celebrate this day in remembering Erma Bombeck, who I remember as being one of the funniest mothers around. Erma passed away 15 years ago on April 22nd, but her funny quotes will live forever like a great artist's painting. Erma was told in her young married life that she would be unable to bear children, so she and her husband adopted. Then she went on to have 2 more of her own children.

At this time she had taken off a decade from her career to be a stay at home Mom. In 1965, she resumed her journalistic career by writing a life column. Then she had found that her wit was such an asset, her column would be continued to be read by millions of readers weekly until she died.

As I write this dedication to Erma, the funniest Mother I know. I leave you with just a few of her famous quotes.

Enjoy the Day Mothers!

**Do you know what you call those who use towels and never wash them, eat meals and never do the dishes, sit in rooms they never clean, and are entertained till they drop? If you have just answered, "A house guest," you're wrong because I have just described my kids.

**I take a very practical view of raising children. I put a sign in each of their rooms: "Checkout Time is 18 years

**It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows

**One thing they never tell you about child raising is that for the rest of your life, at the drop of a hat, you are expected to know your child's name and how old he or she is.

**Youngsters of the age of two and three are endowed with extraordinary strength. They can lift a dog twice their own weight and dump him into the bathtub

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