Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day



Happy Mother's Day to all the women who have children, who have had children, or who will one day have children. The other day as I was travelling on the cross-town No. 99 bus, I overheard a conversation between two young women who were sitting behind me. One woman was just coming home after a long day at work, the other woman had a small child on her knee and another child in a stroller. After talking about her day at work, Woman No. One asked Woman No. Two what she did for a living. "Oh, I'm just a stay-at-home Mom," replied Woman No. Two. A few seats over was a grizzled old man of about 90 years-old. He obviously had been listening to the conversation between the two young women. He looked over at Woman No. Two and said in a very loud, clear voice, "You -- young lady -- are the Madonna of the world. When you say you are a stay-at-home mom, never use the word *just*..." I chuckled.

Happy Mother's Day.

7 comments:

Sextant said...

Happy Mother's Day to you Jo!

Good to see a post! You art is wonderful, but it does not come flying into my home via the Internet. You have too much wisdom to not post.

Leslie: said...

Good for that old man! Being a stay-at-home mom is just as much a "job" as going to an office or wherever. Happy Day to you, Josie!

MerCyn said...

Being a stay at home Mom is exhausting. When I went back to work it was a luxury to sit for any length of time and not be in constant motion. The hard job was being home with the kids!

joanne said...

hardest job on earth...no just about it! Happy Mothers Day.

heartinsanfrancisco said...

How wonderful!

Happy Mother's Day, Jo!

Paula Slade said...

Hope you had a lovely day Jo.

the walking man said...

May she never be a PIETA