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June 21, 2011

Memo To My Kids

To My Loving Children,

I can't tell you how much I love and appreciate all you have done for me through out my "motherhood"!  You have always been there for me and encouraged me every step of the way - but I feel like I am now ready to spread my wings and try some things on my own - I know you will understand as each of you has had to take this step and have all succeeded beautifully.  However if I fail I know that you will be there but sometimes you just have to let the parent "reinvent" the wheel for themselves.

For 15 years now one of you has always been there (and at times all 3 of you) but I feel I am ready to now use the restroom and take a shower by myself!  I appreciate the time and effort it takes for someone to always be having to "check" on me during these times and I hope that by me being able to accomplish this task on my own it will free up some time in your busy schedule - you could text more, play Poptropica on the computer more, more time for Guitar Hero,  possibly even branch out and start working on some 4-H projects (I realize this might seem early for that but since you will have the extra time)!

While I can't Thank You each enough for the last 15 years of perpetual updates about what each other is doing wrong, who is on the phone or at the door, asking if I could fix you a snack or sometimes just walking in, taking a seat and feeling the need to chat - I do feel that it is time for me to "go" solo!

Much Love and Appreciation,



  1. This killed me!! I thought you were getting a job off the farm or something sappy... LOL!!

  2. Just wait...this whole thing makes a full circle when the grandkids begin coming! I actually try to "sneak" off...and when I've managed to sneak to the bathroom, closest...whatever, I waste no time in doing what I needed to do because I know any second a head will pop around the door, "Giz, you all right?"

  3. This is hilarious! Love it!

    Aren't you glad your children were patient enough to help you out for that long! ;)

  4. When I saw the title, I thought this was going to be some sappy, heartfelt tribute to motherhood or your kids. Was I ever wrong! FUNNY! Good luck with that whole 4-H project thing.

  5. I think it's a rule that 4-H projects can't be started until a week before they need to be finished.

  6. Hahahaha GREAT POST!!!

    but you might need to repeat it a couple of times before they "get" it!


  7. Oh my.... reading things like this make me realize I'm so not ready to be a mom. Especially that part about the bathroom. :)

  8. I absolutely love that!!!!!

  9. So true! I have the kid grown and gone, and I still have the cats joining me. I guess it isn't meant to be for me to "go" in peace.