Happy Pre-Mother’s Day!


This is a crazy day.  Jon is gone for the weekend and Wesley is at work, so Mike & I have the house all to ourselves.  That never happens.  So here's the conversation:

Mike:  I think I'm going to get on the treadmill.
Me:  Are you going to get on it, or actually do something?
Mike:   (sarcastically) Heh, heh, heh.   Well there's no one here to bug.
Me:  (pointed look)
Mike:  Well, you, but….

Right then he got distracted by a movie with Gabrielle Anwar.  She plays Fiona on the USA Network show Burn Notice.  Fiona is very edgy and pretty.  Fiona makes bombs out of stranger materials than McGyver, and Fiona loves automatic weapons.  Fiona can also kick serious butt and always seems to have a supply of C4 in her car trunk.  Mike is in love with Fiona.  Mike has totally forgotten about the treadmill – and his promise to clean up his corner of the dining room (aka "his new office") so we can have the parents for dinner tomorrow.  (We'll they're not for dinner; they're coming for dinner.  I figured you probably knew that, but just wanted to clarify.)

Here's one of the cards I made the moms for Mother's Day.

Mothers_Day_Pearls Stamps:  Fabulous Florets, Messages for Mom; Ink:  Marina Mist, Noth Quite Navy, Garden Green classic; Versamark; Paper:  Very Vanilla, Marina Mist, Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi; Other:  Big Shot, Flower Garden embossing folder, basic pearls, 2-way glue pen, fine glitter – Galaxy, corner rounder punch, Wild Wasabi embossing powder, heat tool, embossing buddy, Certainly Celery grosgrain ribbon, stampin' dimensionals

The idea for this card (with the embossing and using the Fabulous Florets set) came from another demo, but I can't find her now.   I really like the Fabulous Florets set paired with the embossing folder.  Neither of those were on my original list, but as you can see….my list expanded.  A lot.

Here are some questions posed to a group of 2nd graders.  You've probably seen it before, because it's one of those e-mails that gets circulated several times a year.  But it's fun, and I thought you'd enjoy it for Mother's Day.  Have a wonderful weekend, and thanks for stopping by!

(Answers given by 2nd grade school children to the following questions:)

Why did God make  mothers?
1.  She's the only one who knows where the scotch tape is.
2.  Mostly to clean the house.
3.  To help us out of there when we were getting born.

How did God make mothers?
1.  He used dirt, just like for the rest of us.
2.  Magic plus super powers and a lot of stirring.
3.  God made my mom just the same like he made me.  He just used bigger parts.

What ingredients are mothers made of?
1. God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.
2. They had to get their start from men's bones.  Then they mostly use string, I think.

Why did God give you your mother and not some other mom? 
1.  We're related.
2.  God knew she likes me a lot more than other people's mom like me.

What kind of a little girl was your mom?
1.  My mom has always been my mom and none of that other stuff.
2.  I don't know because I wasn't there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.
3. They say she used to be nice.

What mom needed to know about dad before she married him?
1.  His last name.
2.  She had to know his background.  Like is he a crook?  Does he get drunk on beer?
3.  Does he make at least $800 a year?  Did he say NO to drugs and YES to chores?

Why did your mom marry your dad?
1.  My dad makes the best spaghetti in the world.  And my mom eats a lot.
2.  She got too old to do anything else with him.
3.  My grandma says that mom didn't have her thinking cap on.

Who's the boss at your house?
1.  Mom doesn't want to be boss, but she has to because dad's such a goof ball.
2.  Mom.  You can tell by room inspection.  She sees the stuff under the bed.
3.  I guess mom is, but only because she has a lot more to do than dad.

What's the difference between moms and
1.  Moms know how to talk to teachers without scaring them.
2.  Dads are taller and stronger, but moms have all the real power 'cause that's who you got to ask if you want to sleep over at your friends.
3.  Moms have magic, they make you feel better without medicine.

What does your mom do in her spare time?
1.  Mothers don't do spare time
2.  To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long. 

What would it take to make your mom perfect?
1.  On the inside she's already perfect.  Outside, I think some kind of plastic surgery.
2..  Diet.  You know, her hair.  I'd diet, maybe blue.

If you could change one thing about your mom, what would it be?
1.  She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean.  I'd get rid of that.
2.  I'd make my mom smarter.  Then she would know it was my sister who did it not me.
3.  I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on the back of her head..

About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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1 Response to Happy Pre-Mother’s Day!

  1. Mom says:

    As you heard THREE times while I was looking at it, “I love this card!” Thank you, Buffy (and Mike), for a wonderful and memorable Mothers’s Day and dinner.


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