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'Our Mom is So Calm!' by Ms. Seuss

Posted by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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'Our Mom Is So Calm!' by Ms. Seuss
Posted: 10/04/2012 6:27 pm

It was too wet to play.
So we sat in the house,
All that cold, cold wet day.
"Teacher Training" it was,
And the kids were off school.
The Mom thought she could work,
but the Mom was a fool.

"Play with us!"
Said the spawn.
"Play
Play
Play
Play
Play
Play!"
And the Mom got no work done
That whole freakin' day.

Hide 'n' Seek, Boggle, Yatzhee,
Zingo, Leggos, Lite Brite.
One game lasted two hours,
While her tongue Mom did bite.

And did those kiddos
Appreciate Mom?
Did they even acknowledge
that Mom is da bomb?

"Our Mom is so calm!"
Said no one that day.
"What self-control!"
Said no one, ever, not one, nope, no, nay.

"Play with us!
Said the spawn.
"Play
Play
Play
Play
Play
Play!"
"We'll resist being sent
to watch TV today!"

"Can we help you make lunch?
Macaroni and cheese?
Oops, we dropped in some dog hair,
a Sharpie, and keys!"

"Six boogers, an eggshell,
Some blood from a cut,
Oops, sorry, touched the mac'n'cheese
with my butt!"

The Mom closed her eyes,
took a deep, cleansing breath.
She resisted the thought
Of her own peaceful death.

But did anyone say
"Our Mom is so calm!
She should blow up, but instead
handles stress with aplomb!"

"Our Mom is so calm!"
Said no one that day.
"What self-control!"
Said no one, ever, not one, nope, no, nay.

"We'll bounce on our beds!
We'll fall off and cry!
We'll run with scissors,
'til someone loses an eye!"

"We'll poop and not flush!
We won't wash our hands!
We'll aim for your boobies
and shoot rubber bands!"

"We'll dress up the dogs
in your bras and your undies!
We'll tell you we steal
from the church plate on Sundays!"

"We won't bathe and
brushing our teeth is a saga!
We'll tell you we'll grow up
to be Lady Gaga!"

Mom takes a time-out,
The Mom counts up to ten.
Asks Jesus to take her,
doesn't specify when.

But does anyone say
"That Mom is a rock"?
Does anyone realize
she's an emotional jock?

"Our Mom is so calm!"
Said no one that day.
"What self-control!"
Said no one, ever, not one, nope, no, nay.

Then, just before bedtime,
When Mom's reached her ceiling,
One dirty, un-toothbrushed
brat says with some feeling:

"Mommy, you're nice".
And there it is, just in time,
the whole rotten day
turns around on a dime.


But does Mom let it go?


Let the moment just be?


Are you kidding?!


It's time to appreciate me!

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by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 3:50 PM
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Replies (1-9):
sarah824
by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 8:17 PM

I love this!!!

aneela
by on Mar. 20, 2013 at 6:31 PM

good

4kidz916
by on Mar. 20, 2013 at 9:24 PM

That is so wonderful.  Love it.

4kidz916
by on Mar. 20, 2013 at 9:24 PM

I really got a chuckle out of the part that says I touched the mac n cheese with my butt.  lol

Charizma77
by Member on Mar. 20, 2013 at 11:03 PM


Me too

Quoting sarah824:

I love this!!!



AlannaMaria
by Bronze Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 1:45 PM
Love that👍
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othermom
by Bronze Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 2:15 PM

lol

critter_boo
by Member on Apr. 1, 2013 at 10:11 AM
Love
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TigerofMu
by on Apr. 1, 2013 at 12:59 PM

That was awesome!

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