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!!


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

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

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

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

  5. Boys are an adventure!

  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.

  7. stopping by to say HI...

    good to see you at farmhouse

    happy last weekend of july

    kary and teddy

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

  9. That's lovely and very clever.

  10. Anonymous4:00 PM

    May time and life continue to treat you all kind.

  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

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

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

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

  15. Wow, the woman was channeling me!

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