Monday, May 24, 2010

Six little secrets about Mommies

(Dear Readers,
I dedicate this post my two mommies - Aaee and Amma!)

Mommies are the most wonderful beings on earth. It is said, "God could not be everywhere, so he created mothers". That's so true. Here are six little secrets about them that you probably didn't know.
I have been observing a lot of mommies around me. So these things are not just true about my mommies, but they are true at large about most of them.

1) Mommy and the cake

When was the last time mommy-darling made that awesome cake for you? You smell the aroma that wafts from the kitchen out of your home. Your nose sniffs the air and you hope that the aroma is coming from your house. You walk in through the door and it gets stronger! :)

You probably did not notice then, but as you and your family pounced upon the cake, she looked on in delight. AND she missed out on that special cake. She never had it - saved it all up for you. She would lie to you and tell you she's had it. But, trust me, she's only nibbled at it to make sure it tastes well.
To sum it all up -
A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of cake for five
people, promptly announces she never did care for cake.
- Tenneva Jordan
2) Gatecrashers and mommies

Do you remember the last time you got some guests over at the last moment and sat down to chatter with them? Did you know what happened after you introduced them to your mommy?
I am sure you did not notice that momentary flicker of panic on her face. (They are not programmed to show it on their pretty, smiling faces.) Mommies are the most gracious hostesses and they love to have guests over and to meet your friends. In the whole excitement, they want to do all they can to make sure the guests go home happy and full.

The momentary panic is because she is not sure that the meal she has worked so hard at for the entire evening is enough for all.

So, consider my little piece of advice to you: Maybe you should make a swooping entry into the kitchen and help her quickly extend and fix the meal.

3) Pamper her, pamper her!
Love begins by taking care of the closest ones - the ones at home.
- Mother Teresa.
Your Mommy likes being scolded for not taking care for herself. She feels pampered at the attention. Do give it to her sometimes.

4) Mommy and Ms. Illness

Everybody wants to save the earth; nobody wants to help Mom with the
-- P.J. O'Rourke
Sometimes, you do not realize it, but she carries out her daily chores even when she is feeling ill. She will never go and flop on the bed at the slightest headache. If she does, you can be sure that it is something pretty serious.

So, when you notice your mommy sniffling because of a slight cold, she definitely must have a headache sometime during the day and maybe a little temperature too. Take her to the doc, help her do the dishes for the day!

5) Mommy and the fridge

When you sit down for a meal together, how many times have you noticed what your mommy does? She looks around in everyone's plate, in turn, to make sure if you are eating well. It's pretty discreet and you may not be able to catch her do it.

Have you seen your mommy-darling's plate? Hers is the only one that has little, little food-items from the fridge that were made yesterday or those that you preferred not to finish because of some whim of yours!

I have seen soooo many mommies have food that their kids reject. Why?? I ask!

6) Mommies and their big little hearts

One thing that can break their little hearts is you throwing away what they cook - for no good reason. They reeeally work hard in the kitchen all day and when you reject and not have food-items they serve you, it aches them bigtime!

While most of these may seem to be little sacrifices that mommies make (and all of them seem to be related to gastronomy), they imply that mommies also exercise them everywhere else as far as you and your families are concerned. :) A little take-away from this blog-entry could be that you keep an eye on your mom and pamper her sometimes coz she does a great job. It also happens to be the most thankless job in the world coz we remember to thank them only on Mother's Day. Maybe we could make everyday a Mother's day.

(Credits: Nimish and Priya- Thanks for reviewing this post for me!)

Some interesting quotes I found on the net:
  • If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands? --Milton Berle
  • When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child. -- Sophia Loren, Women and Beauty
  • By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class. -- Inspirational Quotes on Mother’s Day by: Anne Morrow Lindbergh, author
  • One of the very few reasons I had any respect for my mother when I was thirteen was because she would reach into the sink with her bare hands - bare hands - and pick up that lethal gunk and drop it into the garbage. To top that, I saw her reach into the wet garbage bag and fish around in there looking for a lost teaspoon. Bare hands - a kind of mad courage. -- Robert Fulghum
  • All mothers are working mothers. -- Inspirational Quotes on Mother’s Day by: Author Unknown

  • She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn't take them along. -- Margaret Culkin Banning
  • When I was a child, my mother said to me, 'If you become a soldier, you'll be a general. If you become a monk you'll end up as the pope.' Instead I became a painter and wound up as Picasso. -- Pablo Picasso