“Mothers’ Wit” Quotes on Motherhood

Quotes on Motherhood

I thought I’d keep it light hearted for this one as we are approaching Easter and thought some of you Mum’s out there might need a bit of humour and encouragement  to survive the Easter holidays…..and breathe!  Are the children driving you potty? Laughter is like changing a baby’s nappy, it doesn’t permanently solve any problems, but it makes things a lot more acceptable for a while. So here are some of my favourite  quotes relating to Parenthood.

If your kids are giving you a headache, follow the instructions on the aspirin bottle, especially the part that says ‘Keep away from children’. (Susan Savannah)

Remember, when they have a tantrum, don’t have one of your own (Dr Judith Kuriansky)

Children in a family are like flowers in a bouquet, there’s always one determined to face in an opposite direction from the way the arranger desires.(Marcelene Cox)

The word no carries a lot more meaning when spoken by a parent who knows how to say yes. (Joyce Maynard)

My teenage son is half man, half mattress. (Val Valentine)

One mother…was taken aback when she called as her daughter was going out the door, ‘Have a good time’ and her daughter angrily replied, ‘Stop telling me what to do’ (Nancy Saladin)

The patience of a mother might be likened to a tube of toothpaste….it’s never quite all gone! (Anon)

When you feel neglected, think of the female salmon who lays 3,000,000 eggs but no one remembers her on Mothers day! (Sam Ewing).

And finally….

Motherhood is:

knowing when to be the wind in your child’s sails and when to calm the waters.

laughing at their jokes though they are not very funny and listening to their problems though they are not very serious.

like living with a bowling alley in your brain

never refusing their home made cakes.

I wish you all peace and joy this Eastertide: “clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive whatever greviances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you” (Colossians 3:12).

All extracts are from and with thanks to “Mothers’ Wit” by Allison Vale and Alison Rattle.