Thursday, July 29, 2010

Motherhood - Flash 55 Friday, July 30, 2010


Motherhood - Flash 55 Friday, July 30, 2010

I bore three strapping healthy sons,
They're a source of so much joy,
I 'd hoped to have a little girl,
But knew only how to make a boy!

My oldest son helped so much,
As did Elmira, who kept our house,
For I often did the work of two,
So I'd survive without a spouse.

Carmen Henesy


Copyright (c) 2010 by Carmen Henesy
All rights reserved

If you would like to tell a tale in exactly 55 words, post it and go and tell Mr. G-Man
 
 
A very dear friend from India, Rohan Saraf, who is a bar manager for my favorite cruise line, Royal Caribbean  ( before my job loss 17 months ago, I'd done 78 cruises in 15 years with them ), posted a video on Facebook yesterday.  It addresses motherhood and I thought it was hysterical, even more so, because, having raised three sons to adulthood, I could so identify with it. Especially for all the mothers among my readers, I am attaching it here.  I am sure fathers could also relate to it, as well.  Pass it along to other mothers you know who need a laugh to keep going!!
 

17 comments:

  1. Great 55. All I got was girls. Have a great weekend.
    Kat

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  2. i tip my hat to all single moms...they have one of the toughest jobs...and are often overlooked...nice 55..

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  3. Hilarious. Had me laughing tears. Just a fun 55 today!

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  4. Wonderful 55, Carmen, and the video is very fun to see..

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  5. Boys are an adventure!

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  6. " But knew only how to make a boy! "
    - you are so funny Carmen, but I do understand you, as I am the only girl of 5, and my parents tried hard to add another girl but each time they have a boy and they stopped for they no longer can afford to have more :)

    your story of your eldest son is very inspiring, you are so blessed to have him.

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  7. stopping by to say HI...

    good to see you at farmhouse

    happy last weekend of july

    kary and teddy
    xxx

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  8. Three cheers for single moms. Nice 55, Carmen.
    Happy weekend, jj

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  9. That's lovely and very clever.

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  10. May time and life continue to treat you all kind.

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  11. Carmen...
    I'm sure you did a fantastic job, just as you did with this post.
    Loved your 55 My Dear.
    You are a great friend to ME and the Friday Funfest...Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...Galen

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  12. bravo,
    cute 55.
    being a single mom is uneasy...

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  13. i love your 55, i had 3 girls and cannot seem to make a boy!!

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  14. That is hysterical Carmen. Can I use it on my blog?

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  15. Wow, the woman was channeling me!

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  16. That's hilarious! I've never heard the song before, but I sure know the lyrics.

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