My days of being a mother are long gone, but the memories linger on.  Every once in a while, one of those recollections resurfaces and I wonder how I ever made it through the whole motherhood thing. I then tell myself (which I do a lot now in my old age) that it was a good sense of humor.

My firstborn was like the blueprint for the other two.  She set the stage, so to speak.  How she ever turned out to be so normal and sensible, is beyond me.  I had no clue on how to raise children, other than the occasional baby sitting job and serving as a nanny one summer.

Life in our house wasn’t always easy.  For the most part, we were living paycheck to paycheck ( which happens to be the case even to this day.)  I was a stay-at-home mom at the insistence of my husband.  I protested, because I wanted to contribute some to the family coffers, but looking back I’m glad I had the opportunity to be a close part of their early lives.

Our second child arrived only 20 months after the first, so my quest was to get the first one potty trained before I’d be washing diapers for two.  Believe me, washing diapers was the most primitive thing I ever did in my life and young moms today have no idea how lucky they are.

Our third child was an unexpected delight.  By the time she was born, both of the others were in school and again I thought I’d be able to get a job and pitch in on the cash flow, but it was not to be.  God wanted me to be a mom, so I decided to be the funniest mom I could be.

As our children grew I would often tell them funny stories with silly endings.  I’d dress up like a doctor when they were sick.  I would put a pair of glasses on the back of head, to let them know I was watching their every move.  I drove into the McDonalds drive thru with a funny nose and glasses on my face, just to get a reaction.  The kids roared when the server got a look at my face.  Once I purchased some cream puffs (stretching our meager budget to the limits.)  The kids and their father took one bite and turned up their noses.  I broke off part of mine and threw it into my husband’s face, which led to an all out food fight.  Guess who had to clean up?

My oldest daughter and I attended a baby shower and came home with a puppy.  I know, it’s not the usual baby shower prize, but it was soooooo cute.  The puppy was a St. Retriever-Mute – a mixture of St. Bernard, Golden Retriever and Malamute.  My daughter fell in love with it and I couldn’t resist.  A year later we had the biggest dog in the neighborhood and she was eating us out of house and home, but she was soooooo cute!

Children are a blessing from the Lord.  The Bible tells us that the man who has many has a full quiver.  What it doesn’t talk about is what having kids does for moms.  They give you stretch marks, aching backs, sleepless nights and fear for their safety.  Above all, they make life worth living.





About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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24 Responses to I WAS A FUNNY MOM

  1. and you’re still hilarious

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  2. Love your comment your second one arrived only twenty minutes after your first. Mine were 3 minutes apart they always argue who was first but really it was who the nurse picked up first not who was born first.

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  3. atimetoshare.me says:

    I had to go back and reread my post. My second one arrived 20 months after the first. Yours were much closer than mine😳

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  4. You were the best mom in the whole world! I wish I could have been a fly on the wall and witnessed all of this! So wonderful!
    Amazing how we are on the same wavelength… I am in the middle of writing a post that reflects upon raising my son… will be posting it in the next day or so… my post is not nearly as fun as yours, though. 😉☺️ You’re the best! ❤️ And hugs!!

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      There are a million funny stories when you look back on parenting days;. I look forward to reading yours. Having fun has always been a part of our lives. You have to have a sense of humor to be a parent. Thanks for your kind words. You always lift me up.

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  5. hatrack4 says:

    This was laugh out loud funny. By the way, how did the blueprint on the first go? Our second found the blueprints and burned them.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Haha! I love it. Our first one was really the most sensible and easy kid to raise. The two others brought challenges, but they all turned out pretty good, thanks to God’s intervention.

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  6. SLIMJIM says:

    I’m a young father and reading this made me appreciate my wife and made me want to enjoy the blessings of being a father at this time…in addition to being grateful for my wife!

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Good plan my friend. Being a parent is tough, but well worth it. When you can laugh at yourself, it’s good too. In our world today it’s critical to be active in your children’s lives as well as leading them in the right direction. Kids are faced with much more difficult issues today. God bless your parenting 😀

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  7. Taylor Lynn says:

    I really enjoyed reading about your motherhood memories! Makes me even more thankful for my own mother who also stayed home with us kids, as well as makes me excited to be a mother one day too! ❤

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  8. Loved reading this one Kathy! Humor is what got me through raising three sons. They have turned out to be funny, genuine men. Pretty sure it is the grace of God that it is so.

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  9. I’ve always wanted to know how it would be when the kids grow up. Your blog gives a lot of perspective. I understand the kids still see you as the fun mom. I hope mine do too. I do all kind of silly, fun things with my son too.

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  10. Miss A says:

    This is beautiful and hilarious! I hope I’ll have some funny stories to tell as well. My little one is just over one now. It’s tough and amazing at the same time.

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  11. You have no idea what reading 📖 your post has done for me. I’ve been struggling in the mom department since my husband started working out of town… this has left me to be a stay at home mama myself. Maybe the hardest role I have ever had in life! But your post definitely has inspired and encouraged me ! I always try to be positive but definitely need to add some laughter 😊

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  12. atimetoshare.me says:

    Laughter is a vital part of parenting especially if you’re the only caregiver 24/7. I don’t know how many kids you have or what their ages are, but their mom is definitely a saint. Making light of some of things that occur will help you get through them or at least make good writing material. I wish I’d kept a journal of all the funny things that happened, but I was too busy making sure everyone was fed, diapered or potty trained. Not to mention laundry, grocery shopping, housekeeping and doing the dishes- most of which never got done, be sure to make some time for you. We only have our children for a short time. You, as a stay at home mom, have an extra opportunity to give them your best. Enjoy the ride and thanks for your comment.


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