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Mothers Day Surprise

Mother’s Day is coming and I should be happy about it, you know.
But instead of eating in… It’s eating out that we must joyfully go.
But remember, I have teenagers, Trolls, Dragon, and Hubby, too.
They’re doing me a kindness… It’s something I’ll remember… true.

This year, I mentioned McDonalds’ for it’s a rather inexpensive place.
Last year it was Bob Evans, but it became too expensive for my taste.
You see, they don’t know money, but are sooo loving, yes, that’s true. 
Still, they eat more than they can collect, so I must pay, what’s due.

Now, you see my dilemma… Oh what, oh what, am I supposed to do?
So yes, I just smile, a loving smile, for their thoughtfulness, so what’s new?
Then I sneak off the bathroom, and pay the check sneakily on the way back.
Then tell them to pay their money, place the money on the table in a stack.

It makes a decent tip, stacks of change and from my Hubby some dollar bills.
But my credit card gets loaded, and of course, I do, myself, pay that bill.
So I hope you need some yard mowing, I’m retired, you know, of course.
I’ll do a good job, it’s how I pay that bill, and that’s the blooming source.

My bones are getting creaky, what is there to say, they love me, in their way.
And I love them sooo… so when mowing, do you give any tips, by the way?
Father’s Day is coming; so I must be off, sitting here, won’t pay the bills.
Teaching love, is easier than finance, but in time they’ll also learn that skill.

Happy Mother’s and Father’s Day to each and every one, under the sun.
Enjoy them while you have them, they’re precious, each and every one.

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  1. Date: 6/24/2013 4:36:00 PM

    Kudos on your win Carol, A mother with a great sense of humor. love it. Anne

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 12:48:00 PM

    this is awesome.thanks for your visit.I wrote the typewriter poem just for the contest but didnt even place.Maybe next time.take care

  1. Date: 5/18/2013 9:54:00 AM

    Well packaged! Congrats on your win. AO

  1. Date: 5/18/2013 8:56:00 AM

    Aha!...Knew this was a winner...Congratulations my friend and did you get the info I sent you a few months ago about that childrens' book agency? - Tim

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 8:43:00 AM

    This poem is a delight!! Teaching love is easier than finance......you need say no more!!! (I have learned the same lessons about motherhood!!!!)

  1. Date: 5/17/2013 7:36:00 AM

    I do enjoy your tales, congratulations.

  1. Date: 5/16/2013 10:12:00 PM

    CONGRATULATIONS, CAROL! Thank you for the nice and wonderful heartfelt poem about mom's. ~LOVE~ Linda

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 3:22:00 PM

    You have described a strange but true condition in our society--the way in which finance and household budgeting can affect our thinking in so many ways. What comes across, however, is your love of family and your understanding of what is really important in this life. So, while I thank you for your comment, I also applaud your sense of balance and loveliness. This is a beautiful piece of work.

  1. Date: 5/14/2013 11:55:00 AM

    - A beautiful mother's day poem - I hope the day was nice, in Norway we have Mother's Day in February. - Always enjoyable to read your poem Carol. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 5/13/2013 11:00:00 AM

    Yep, my grass is getting high but my yard is small and I don't tip either. Then there's the trolls and dragons...They're pretty mean and don't like strangers but I understand you have a way with them...

  1. Date: 5/12/2013 8:37:00 PM

    Happy Mother's Day from one of your biggest fans; hope the trolls & dragons & other critters were well behaved on this day!

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 5:03:00 PM

    Carol, :-) Have yourself a wonderful and lovely Mother's Day. Lots of Luv & Hugs *Linda

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 6:58:00 PM

    LOL VERY HONEST AND TRUE WRITE MAN DO I GET YA ON THIS ONE.

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 12:08:00 PM

    Awww! I loved this! Happy Mother's Day! I want to write a nice poem for my mother who does so much for me as well. Thank you always for being such great mom's!! :D

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 11:14:00 AM

    very nice poem,happy mothers day

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 10:33:00 AM

    - So beautiful thoughts and words to this lovely poem Carol. - Love it! - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 10:26:00 AM

    This is so beautiful. A poem that mcomes from the heart. This shows true love. It's not about getting expensive gifts. A loving Mother appreciates any little thing. Happy Mother's Day...... Lucilla