Wednesday, 26 September 2007

An ode to all mums

courtesy of google
By Erma Bombeck
When the good Lord was creating mothers, he was into his sixth day of "overtime" when the angel appeared and said, "You're doing a lot of fiddling around on this one" And the Lord said "Have you read the spec on this one? She has to be completely washable, but not plastic, have 180 moveable parts....all replaceble. Run on black coffee and leftovers. Have a lap that disappears when she stands up. A kiss that can cure anything from a broken leg to a disappointed love affair. And six pairs of way! Its not the hands that are causing me the problem," said the Lord, "It's the three pairs of eyes that Mothers have to have." "That's on the standard model?" asked the angel. The Lord nodded. "One pair sees through closed doors when she asks, "What are you kids doing in there?" When she already knows. Another here in the back of her head that sees what she shouln't but she knows she has to, and of course, the ones here in the front that can look at a child when he goofs up and say "I understand and I love you" without so much as uttering a word."
"Lord", said the angel, touching the sleeve gently, "Come to bed. Tomorrow..." "I can't", said the Lord, "I'm so close to creating something so close to myself. Already I have the one who heals herself when she is sick.....can feed a family of six on one pound of mince....and can get a nine-year old to stand under the shower." The angel circled the model of a mother very slowly. "It's to soft." She sighed."But tough." said the Lord excitedly. "You cannot imagine what this mother can do or endure." "Can it think?" "Not only think, but it can reason and compromise," said the creator. Finally the angel bent over and ran her finger across the cheek. "There's a leak," she pronounced. "I told you, you were trying to put too much into this model." "It's not a leak," said the Lord, "it's a tear"' "What is that for?" "Its for joy, sadness, disappointment, pain, loneliness and pride". "You're a genius," said the Angel. The Lord looked sombre. "I didn't put it there."


  1. I was gonna say something funny's just too much like my dear old Mum. Truly.

  2. Sweet child in time youll see the line
    The line thats drawn between the good and the bad
    See the blind man shooting at the world
    Bullets flying taking toll
    If youve been bad, lord I bet you have
    And youve been hit by flying lead
    Youd better close your eyes and bow your head
    And wait for the ricochet

    My wife is a Kiwi.
    Glad ya enjoy DP
    Take Care Steve

  3. Hi Marja! Erma Bombeck has always been one of my favorites, ever since I was a little kid. Thank you so much for sharing this!

  4. This works well on your blog. It is very thought orientated.

  5. dickiebo you have a fine mum

    Steve thanks I think it is one of the best songs ever made

    clare and rebicmel join the club

    magdalen island thanks


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