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Sunday, May 08, 2011

Sunday's Gift to you . . .

From Dragonfly Treasures.

I wish my DIL a great first mother's day - my 2nd GS is almost 6 months old!



A quote-
"Most of all the other beautiful things in life come by twos and threes by dozens and hundreds. Plenty of roses, stars, sunsets, rainbows, brothers, and sisters, aunts and cousins, but only one Mother in the whole world." ~ Kate Douglas Wiggin

A little information-
The founder of Mother's Day was West Virginia's Anna Jarvis, who promised at her mother's gravesite in 1905 to establish a day to honor mothers, living and dead.

Jarvis said that mothers could never be thanked enough and lobbied to celebrate "the love and gratitude we owe to those who gave us birth."

By 1911, Mother's Day was celebrated in almost every state in the Union. Congress passed a Mother's Day resolution in 1914, proclaiming Mother's Day as a national holiday that was to be held each year on the second Sunday of May.

A little humor -
Chap Stick/Mother's Day
We had this great 10 year old cat named Jack who just recently died. Jack was a great cat and the kids would carry him around and sit on him and nothing ever bothered him.. He used to hang out and nap all day long on the mat in our bathroom. We have 3 kids and at the time of this story they were 4 years old, 3 years old and 1 year old.

The middle one is Eli. Eli really loved Chap Stick. He kept asking to use my chap stick and then losing it.

Finally one day I showed him where in the bathroom that I kept my chap stick and explained he could use it whenever he wanted to but he needed to put it right back in the drawer after he finished because I used it sometimes several times a day.


That year, on Mother's Day, we were having the typical rush around to try to get ready for church with everyone crying and carrying on. My two boys are fighting over the toy in the cereal box.

I am trying to nurse my little one at the same time I am putting on my make-up. Everything is a mess and everyone has long forgotten that this is a wonderful day to honor me and the amazing job that is motherhood.

We finally have the older one and the baby loaded in the car, and I am looking for Eli. I have searched everywhere and I finally go into the bathroom.

There was Eli. He was applying my chap stick very carefully to Jack's rear end. Eli looked right into my eyes and said "chapped..."

Now if you have a cat, you know that he is right - their little bottoms do look pretty chapped. And, frankly, Jack didn't seem to mind. And the only question to ask at that point was whether it was the FIRST time Eli had done that to the cat's behind or the hundredth!?!

And a little video -


And a little Happy Mother's Day from Chatty!

Love, chatty

31 comments:

Changes in the wind said...

Happy Mother's Day Chatty...

Susan said...

Dear Sandie....Hi Honey! Your post made me both laugh and cry...you are a wonder. Hope your day is absolutely beautiful. I'm so happy to have you in my life. Love, Susan

Melanie said...

That story was so funny, Sandie! That probably was not the first time!

I hope your DIL has a wonderful first Mother's Day too. Your new GS is just cute as can be!!

Happy Mother's Day to you too! I hope you have a great day!♥

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Happy Mother's Day!

I'm hiding the chapstick right now..

Pat MacKenzie said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too. Your little grandson is adorable.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You are so blessed to have two sweet Grandsons'! The newest one is adorable in that photo! Happy Mother's Day to you my friend! hugs, Linda

Thisisme. said...

Happy Mothers Day to you Chatty! You do come up with some great posts for us. LOL about the story with Eli and Jack and the chapstick!! Your little grandson is gorgeous - a real little boy. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

That corgi :) said...

Happy Mother's Day Sandie! and to your DIL for her first mother's day; your little GS#2 is so adorable! LOL about the chapstick......

betty

Michaele said...

Oh my gosh that chapstick story is so funny! And the photo of you GS is just precious. Great photography.

mo said...

Hi Sandie,

I love the picture of your grandson.

He is adorable!

Wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day filled with laughter and hugs.

mo

Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Hmmm. I use Chapstick constantly. The next time I use I am going to think about today's post, although I have to say I won't have to wonder where it has been.

Thanks for the history lesson about Mother's Day. I was just wondering this morning about its hisotry. Very interesting.

Have a blessed Mother's day.
Hugs,
Sue

Ginny said...

I don't think I've seen your grandson since you went there when he was born, he is getting so big!! He is just adorable!!! I love that beautiful slide show and words! Hope you have a great Mother's Day, Sandie!

Ann said...

I am laughing so hard over the chapstick story I've got tears in my eyes. That story is priceless
Happy Mother's day to you

Starry Dawn said...

HI SWEET SANDIE,
I JUST LOVE YOUR BLOG, AND ENJOY READING YOUR POSTS, DEAR.
I COME THIS DAY TO WISH YOU,
(((HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!)))
I HOPE AND PRAY YOUR DAY IS FILLED WITH JOY, LOVE AND EVERLASTING BLESSINGS EMBRACED WITH ALL YOUR BELOVED ONES. YOU TOUCH SO MANY SOULS WORLDWIDE WITH YOUR INSPIRATIONAL POSTS, SANDIE.
THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR LOVE!!
GOD MAY BLESS YOU ALL, SWEETIE.
IN THE LORD'S GARDEN WITH MUCH FRIENDSHIP LOVE,
POET STARRY DAWN.

Angela said...

I'm so glad that I keep my chapstick in my purse! lol And that I don't have cats! lol

Happy Mother's Day Sandie!
Hope you are having a great day!
Angela

Victor S E Moubarak said...

Happy Mother's Day.

God bless.

Sandra said...

i may never touch another chap stick. ha ha ho ho he he. love that shirt on the GS.. he is so cute. hope you are having a good mothers day. in my post today i have 4 mothers and loved all of them, my mother and my aunt next door were both my mothers.

Whosyergurl said...

Sandie, Happy Mother's Day! xo, Cheryl

Home In The Hollow said...

Great! Just great, Kiddo! Hope you had a great one because you did stop using Chapstick, didn't you?...:)JP

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Oh, Sandie, that is side-splitting funny! I'm sure the rules changed after that episode.

Happy Mother's Day!

Susan :)

Linda O'Connell said...

sooo funny!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh dear Sandie, what a post, truly heartwarming! Happy Mother's Day!

Hugs,
Nancy

Doris Sturm said...

Thank you, Sandie, for putting such a lovely post together for us today - on this Mother's Day - hope you got a chance to relax and allow yourself to be spoiled or even pampered if just a little?

The chapstick story made me kinda queezy (yuk!) that must've been a mellow cat to allow that child to do that to him ;-)

The tears story was bitter sweet...and lovely! Thank you!

With Love,
Doris and Gizzy :-)

Home Made Quilts By Granny said...

Happy Mother's Day! Good to know who the founder of mothers day was....most likely the hundredth time lol. Trish

FishHawk said...

I hope you had a very happy Mother's Day!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Your littlest GS is a DOLL! Happy Mother's Day!

Debbie said...

Oh no, he didnt!! That is the funniest story about the chap stick.

I hope this Mother's Day was just wonderful, and that little GS of yours is such an adorable baby. You're pretty blessed in that grandson department, aren't you?

Sandy said...

oh my gosh, that is hilarious..hahahaha...make me wonder...my granddaughter always wants my chapstick.

Karen Lange said...

Oh what a little sweetheart he is! You must just smother him with Grandma love! :)

Shanda said...

He is so sweet. I know you just want to love on him all the time!

blueviolet said...

OH NO with the chapstick. That is hilarious!!! Can you imagine not knowing that happened and using it afterwards? Eeeks!