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Happy Mothers Day!


It's a never ending job, motherhood.



There's all the cooking, for starters.



And half the time they won't eat it, no matter HOW good for them it is. Bath time can be a chore, too.



Some of us are carpool moms, always herding our offspring all over town.



We're constantly on the lookout for danger, be it a Bad Person, or that rotten kid down the street. You know the one. Every town has one.



And a lot of us have that one kid. You know the kid. The one that makes us tear out our hair most days?



Or maybe you have the clingy-type? The one that will NOT LET GO?



Sometimes you have to be tough. Give them a push to help them trust themselves.



There are times they just absolutely sap you of your strength.



Not all of us are "traditional" mothers. Either they find us, or we find them.



Or... we wanted to be mothers. It's not always in the cards, is it?



And traditional families? What's that? Two moms can be better than one.



Sometimes you feel mean. Sometimes you wonder how they can even love you.



But they do.





For all the "traditional" moms, for the soon -to-be moms, for the adoptive moms, for the good pet moms, and for the motherly types that help the other moms out, may the sun shine where you are, may there be no messes, may the food make itself (and get cleaned up afterward) and may the little blighters give you a break today. At least for an hour.



Thinking especially of my friends who might be having a difficult time today, crazydiamondsue and crayonbreakygal Big hugs to you both.

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likeadeuce
May. 14th, 2006 09:02 am (UTC)
I am very happy to have no investment in any of these categories but -- baby animal squee!

*has nothing intelligent to add*

happy mother's day, sweetheart; I hope they're treating you well.
stoney321
May. 14th, 2006 09:05 am (UTC)
Hee!! Baby animals. I've been grinning at these pics all morning. And my BFF is dedicated to not adding to the population, but she is a fantastic dog mom and human "aunt" and you couldn't ask for more than that.

(thanks, and I am still laughing at the "milk carton bunny" #2 made me.)
inlovewithnight
May. 14th, 2006 09:11 am (UTC)
Awwww, so sweet. Happy Mother's Day. :)
stoney321
May. 14th, 2006 09:21 am (UTC)
Thanks, Sam!! I hope your mommio has a good day today, too. It always sounds like you two have a great relationship. *huge hugs*
julia_here
May. 14th, 2006 09:12 am (UTC)
I'm in a weird mood in re motherhood, appropriate to someone at the phase of life where I sincerely hope I have made myself mostly superfluous to my children's ability to get through life. It's what I've been trying to do for nearly twenty years, and yet I'm now stuck with a bad case of "Now what?"

Julia, supposedly, now I have sufficient time to actually write.
stoney321
May. 14th, 2006 09:23 am (UTC)
*fills that soon-to-be-empty nest with more peonies*

There are days I fantasize about being in your position...

Happy Mothers Day, my friend.
gillo
May. 14th, 2006 09:30 am (UTC)
It comes horribly suddenly when it does....

Happy Mothers' Day.
stoney321
May. 14th, 2006 09:31 am (UTC)
And to you, too! (it's already come and gone in the UK, yes? Then I send my wishes belatedly, but no less heartfelt!)

*and completely agrees with your icon*
gillo
May. 14th, 2006 09:52 am (UTC)
keswindhover made it - lovely and accurate, isn't it?

Yes, our Mothering Sunday is in March, and I had a good one. I hope yours is as good.

ladycat777
May. 14th, 2006 09:21 am (UTC)
Omgyoumademe*cry*
stoney321
May. 14th, 2006 09:22 am (UTC)
BABIES!!! (It was the totroise and hippo baby, huh? They make my HEART BREAK.)

*hugs you and your AWESOME MOM*
*knows the best moms are the ones we pick for ourselves*
crayonbreakygal
May. 14th, 2006 09:26 am (UTC)
Eeeeep. Babies. I love your picspam. Made my day. Thank you so much.
stoney321
May. 14th, 2006 09:29 am (UTC)
*huge hugs, the kind that lifts you off your feet and I swing you a bit*

BABIES. That chimp baby with the mouth open slays me every time.
semby
May. 14th, 2006 09:33 am (UTC)
Awww! So incredibly sweet.

Happy Mother's Day!
stoney321
May. 14th, 2006 09:46 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you!!

(And your icon is GORGEOUS. Makes me feel all sunshiney inside.)
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stoney321
May. 14th, 2006 10:01 am (UTC)
(omg, how cute is the cat under the bloodhound's ear?!?! And I could hear the *blooop* as that hippo pushes her baby up. haha!)

I saw your comment about Rascal! *stern look at him, snuggles when you aren't looking* Darthanne slaughtered a bunny for me last night. Erk.

Corsage? *has never had one* I like star-gazer lilies the best, I have to say. And yeah - Wal-Greens? I would mock Mr. S mercilessly.

LOVE YOU, TOO!
drusplace
May. 14th, 2006 11:32 am (UTC)
Happy Mother's Day!!!!!!!!!!! I'll be joining your ranks in a few short months!
stoney321
May. 14th, 2006 11:37 am (UTC)
Oh, that's right!! I completely forgot that, forgive! *rubs your shoulders and ankles*

Glass of water? Hot rock massage? (And thank you! Feel free to dump on me if the pregnancy wears you down...)
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stoney321
May. 14th, 2006 12:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you! (Baby animals make the day better. Especially funny chimpanzees. Haha!)
lettered
May. 14th, 2006 11:46 am (UTC)
I love this. I would so send a link to my mom if I didn't also fear she'd find me and my porn.
stoney321
May. 14th, 2006 12:02 pm (UTC)
Eh. She won't make the connection. BABY HIPPO!!! MAMA TORTOISE!! *heart swells*
screaming_mimie
May. 14th, 2006 01:34 pm (UTC)
Where did you get that picture of my son????

*doesn't say which one it is because then you'd know what my hubby looks like and you'd lose all respect for me... not that you really have any for me to start with, but still*
stoney321
May. 14th, 2006 04:18 pm (UTC)
Heh. FROM THE ZOO.
allegraconbrio
May. 14th, 2006 03:06 pm (UTC)
The hippo and tortoise just KILL me with love. What a fantastic thing. Hurray for non-traditional bonding. It is a wonderful thing. :)

I have such a SMILE!
stoney321
May. 14th, 2006 04:19 pm (UTC)
That tortoise kills me with the sweetness. Her name is Mzee!! I love how the hippo baby looks so happy... *sniff*
entrenous88
May. 14th, 2006 03:23 pm (UTC)
Awww, shweeet baby animals!

Happy Mother's day to you. :)
stoney321
May. 14th, 2006 04:19 pm (UTC)
*hugs hugs hugs* THE KITTEN. UNDER THE DOGGIE EAR. THE DOG COOKING UP A KITTY. Heeeeee!!!
dedra
May. 14th, 2006 03:46 pm (UTC)
Aw, stoney--you made me cry too...

You know, most days I do fine...but Mothers' Day is when I miss my mom the most...just because there are so many people who have mothers they don't appreciate, and mine is gone...sorry /emo whine...

Happy Mother's Day, stoney--hope that you had a great one... *huge hugs*
stoney321
May. 14th, 2006 04:20 pm (UTC)
*hugs* Thanks so much for the wishes, and I hope your day turned out golden, as well! *squish*
elessil
May. 14th, 2006 04:01 pm (UTC)
Awww, they're sosososo cute! Thank you!
stoney321
May. 14th, 2006 04:21 pm (UTC)
Who can have a bad day with those faces?!?!

*tackle hugs* And Jack! What a perfect gift. :D
neur0vanity
May. 14th, 2006 04:32 pm (UTC)
:huggles: Mommy love! These are the cutest pictures ever!
stoney321
May. 15th, 2006 08:49 am (UTC)
How can you have a bad day with baby aaaaaanimals of adorableness???
midnightsjane
May. 14th, 2006 09:18 pm (UTC)
Happy Mother's Day!

Thank you for the wonderful picspam. I love the schmoop!
stoney321
May. 15th, 2006 08:49 am (UTC)
Oh! Oh! oh! Your icon is wonderful!!

(I have secret love for animal schmoop... Don't tell.)
a2zmom
May. 14th, 2006 09:52 pm (UTC)
Thank you for this. Moms are moms no matter what color our fur is.
stoney321
May. 15th, 2006 08:50 am (UTC)
And for some reason, that black and white chimp pic reminds me of your icon. :D
a2zmom
May. 15th, 2006 04:05 pm (UTC)
Hee. Aaron has been called many things, but I'm not sure about a chimp.
cordelianne
May. 15th, 2006 02:38 am (UTC)
I hope you had a wonderful Mother's day! Thanks for the wonderful pictures!! And I LOVE that hippo and tortoise story!! *g*
stoney321
May. 15th, 2006 08:51 am (UTC)
Isn't that hippo/tortoise tale HEARTBREAKINGLY SWEET??!?

And thank you for the wishes! *hugs*
ex_dovil323
May. 15th, 2006 03:21 am (UTC)
Oh. Oh god. I have carrot chunks EVERYWHERE! On my shoes, my clothes, OH, OH IT'S IN MY HAIR!

*cough* This is sweet and I'm totally lying about being covered in head to toe in puke. There was a little bile but I swallowed it right back down. This is lovely and gorgeous and hurrah for mothers everywhere. I got to ring my and describe her present to her because I forgot to mail it, aren't kids great? Hey, she got stretch marks and a weak bladder from me, what more does she want and you'd think she would have been more grateful when I reminded her.

LJ keeps putzing out on me but I saw your other post and awwwww again. Your kids are wuverly and so is their Mom. Happy Mothers Day!
stoney321
May. 15th, 2006 08:52 am (UTC)
YOU SHUT YOUR TRAP! You and your inability to FEEL, OMG! Hahaha.

Don't even act like you didn't "awww" at that kitten in the dog bowl, and the dog in the chef hat. COME ON!!

(Thanks, D, and I hope things are better at your end, toots.)
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