Sunday, May 8, 2011

Rethinking Mother's Day

Not sure if you watch "The Middle" or "In The Middle" (I can't remember what it is called exactly), but last year I caught their mother's day episode. Now, I am not a huge fan of this sitcom, but every once in a while I catch it and it makes me laugh. So last year's episode was taking a true look at Mother's Day and how it is really a day for your kids. It was cute.

It, along with my own life was inspiring me to write my version of this special day. I wrote a song, a spoof if you will of the 12 Days of Christmas. It's called:

The 12 Hours of Mother's Day

On the 1st hour of Mother's Day, my children left to me
- a pile of dishes in the sink.

On the 2nd hour of Mother's Day, my children left to me 
- 2 muddy uniforms and a pile of dishes in the sink.

On the 3rd hour of Mother's Day, my children left to me 
- 3 empty mouths to feed, 2 muddy uniforms & a pile of dishes in the sink.

On the 4th hour of Mother's Day, my children left to me 
- "Oh yeah, Happy Mother's Day", 
3 empty mouths to feed, 2 muddy uniforms & a pile of dishes in the sink.

On the 5th hour of Mother's Day, my children left to me 
- 5 loads of laundry, "Oh yeah, Happy Mother's Day",
3 empty mouths to feed, 2 muddy uniforms & a pile of dishes in the sink.

On the 6th hour of Mother's Day, my children left to me - 
a forgotten solar system project, 5 loads of laundry, 
"Oh yeah, Happy Mother's Day", 3 empty mouths to feed, 
2 muddy uniforms & a pile of dishes in the sink.

On the 7th hour of Mother's Day, my husband said to me - 
"I've got to cut the grass." (I mean seriously, I've got: 
a forgotten solar system project, 5 loads of laundry, 
"Oh yeah, Happy Mother's Day", 3 empty mouths to feed, 
2 muddy uniforms & a pile of dishes in the sink.)

On the 8th hour of Mother's Day, shhhhhhhhh- the baby's sleeping, 
so I can tackle a forgotten solar system project, 5 loads of laundry, 
"Oh yeah, Happy Mother's Day", 3 empty mouths to feed,
2 muddy uniforms & a pile of dishes in the sink.

On the 9th hour of Mother's Day it's time to load um up, 
got to visit both parents, shhhhhhhhh- the baby's sleeping,
a forgotten solar system project, 5 loads of laundry, 
"Oh yeah, Happy Mother's Day", 3 empty mouths to feed, 
2 muddy uniforms & a pile of dishes in the sink.

On the 10th hour of Mother's Day - 
Oh, my God, if you 2 can't stop fighting...
got to visit both parents, change a dirty diaper, 
a forgotten solar system project, 5 loads of laundry, 
"Oh yeah, Happy Mother's Day", 3 empty mouths to feed, 
2 muddy uniforms & a pile of dishes in the sink.

On the 11th hour of Mother's Day it's time to load um up again 
(I really just want to watch the Amazing Race Finale), 
PLEASE knock it off! got to visit both parents, change a dirty diaper, 
where'd your dad go?, a forgotten solar system project, 5 loads of laundry, 
"Oh yeah, Happy Mother's Day", 3 empty mouths to feed,
2 muddy uniforms & a pile of dishes in the sink.

On the 12th hour of Mother's Day, you have what test tomorrow? 
So much for the Amazing Race, Go to Bed!!!, 
a wide-eyed baby (who is now crawling-ei. getting into things) 
yes, I'm really watching this,  a forgotten solar system project, 
5 loads of laundry, "Oh yeah, Happy Mother's Day", 3 empty mouths to feed, 
2 muddy uniforms & a pile of dishes in the sink.

To all my friends, family, co-workers, all the mothers I know and those I don't: have a Happy Mother's Day and know that we are all there with ya! Hope this makes you smile.

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