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  1. #1
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    Default Since there are so many Moms on this BB...some help

    Mom's Dictionary

    AIRPLANE:
    What Mom impersonates to get a one-year-old to eat strained
    beets.

    ALIEN:
    What Mom would suspect had invaded her house if she spotted
    a child-sized creature cleaning up after itself.

    APPLE:
    Nutritious lunch-time dessert which children will trade for
    cupcakes.

    BABY:
    1) Dad, when he gets a cold.
    2) Mom's youngest child, even if he's 42.

    BATHROOM:
    a room used by the entire family, believed by all (except
    Mom) to be self-cleaning.

    "BECAUSE":
    Mom's reason for having kids do things which can't be
    explained logically.

    BED AND BREAKFAST:
    Two things the kids will never make for themselves.

    CARPET:
    Expensive floor covering used to catch spills and clean mud
    off shoes.

    CAR POOL:
    Complicated system of transportation where Mom always winds
    up going the furthest, with the biggest bunch of kids, who
    have had the most sugar.

    CHINA:
    Legendary nation reportedly populated by children who love
    leftover vegetables.

    COOK:
    1) Act of preparing food for consumption.
    2) Mom's other name.

    COUCH POTATO:
    What Mom finds under the sofa cushions after the kids eat
    dinner.

    DATE:
    Infrequent outings with Dad where Mom can enjoy worrying
    about the kids in a different setting.

    DUST:
    Insidious interloping particles of evil that turn a home
    into a battle zone.

    EAR:
    A place where kids store dirt.

    EAT:
    What kids do between meals, but not at them.

    ENERGY:
    Element of vitality kids always have an oversupply of until
    asked to do something.

    "EXCUSE ME":
    One of Mom's favorite phrases, reportedly used in past
    times by children.

    EYE:
    The highly susceptible optic nerve which, according to Mom,
    can be "put out" by anything from a suction-arrow to a
    carelessly handled butter knife.

    FABLE:
    A story told by a teenager arriving home after curfew.

    FOOD:
    The response Mom usually gives in answer to the question
    "What's for dinner tonight?"

    GARBAGE:
    A collection of refuse items, the taking out of which Mom
    assigns to a different family member each week, then winds
    up doing herself.

    GENIUSES:
    Amazingly, all of Mom's kids.

    GUM:
    Adhesive for the hair.

    HAMPER:
    A wicker container with a lid, usually surrounded by, but
    not containing, dirty clothing.

    HANDI-WIPES:
    Pants, shirt-sleeves, drapes, etc.

    HANDS:
    Body appendages which must be scrubbed raw with volcanic
    soap and sterilized in boiling water immediately prior to
    consumption of the evening meal.

    HINDSIGHT:
    What Mom experiences from changing too many diapers.

    ICE:
    Cubes of frozen water which would be found in small plastic
    tray if kids or husbands ever filled the things instead of
    putting them back in the freezer empty.

    INSIDE:
    That place that will suddenly look attractive to kids once
    Mom has spent a minimum of half an hour getting them ready
    to go outside.

    "I SAID SO":
    Reason enough, according to Mom.

    JACKPOT:
    When all the kids stay at friends' homes for the night.

    JEANS:
    Which, according to kids, are appropriate for just about any
    occasion, including church and funerals.

    JOY RIDE:
    Going somewhere without the kids.

    JUNK:
    Dad's stuff.

    KETCHUP:
    The sea of tomato-based goop kids use to drown the dish that
    Mom spent hours cooking and years perfecting to get the
    seasoning just right.

    KISS:
    Mom medicine.

    LAKE:
    Large body of water into which a kid will jump should his
    friends do so.

    LEMONADE STAND:
    Complicated business venture where Mom buys powdered mix,
    sugar, lemons, and paper cups, and sets up a table, chairs,
    pitchers and ice for kids who sit there for three to six
    minutes and net a profit of 15 cents.

    MAYBE:
    No.

    MILK:
    A healthful beverage which kids will gladly drink once it's
    turned into junk food by the addition of sugar and cocoa.

    "MOMMMMMMM!":
    The cry of a child on another floor who wants something.

    NAILS:
    A hard covering on the end of the finger, which Mom can never
    have a full set of due to pitching for batting practice,
    opening stubborn modeling clay lids and removing heat ducts
    to retrieve army men and/or doll clothing.

    OCEAN:
    What the bathroom floor looks like after bath night for kids,
    assorted pets, two or three full-sized towels and several
    dozen toy boats, cars and animals.

    OPEN:
    The position of children's mouths when they eat in front of
    company.

    PENITENTIARY:
    Where children who don't eat their vegetables or clean their
    rooms eventually end up, according to Mom.

    PETS:
    Small, furry creatures which follow kids home so Mom will have
    someone else to clean up after.

    PIANO:
    A large, expensive musical instrument which, after thousands
    of dollars worth of lessons and constant harping by Mom, kids
    will refuse to play in front of company.

    PURSE:
    A handbag in which Mom carries the checkbook and keys she can
    never find because they're buried under tissues, gum wrappers,
    a plastic container full of cereal, toys from a fast-food
    restaurant, a teddy bear, a football, wallpaper samples, a
    grocery list and several outdated coupons.

    QUIET:
    A state of household serenity which occurs before the birth of
    the first child and occurs again after the last child has left
    for college.

    RAINCOAT:
    Article of clothing Mom bought to keep a child dry and warm,
    rendered ineffective because it's in the bottom of a locker
    stuffed in a book bag or because the child refuses to wear
    "the geeky thing."

    REFRIGERATOR:
    Combination art gallery and air-conditioner for the kitchen.

    ROOM MOTHER:
    A position of great honor and responsibility bestowed
    on a mom who inadvertently misses a PTA meeting.

    SCHOOL PLAY:
    Ritual in which adults derive pleasure from watching
    offspring stumble through coarse reenactments of famous
    historic events.

    SCREAMING:
    Home P.A. system.

    SNOWSUITS:
    Warm, padded outer garments that, when completely zipped
    and snapped performs two important functions: Protecting
    children from the cold and reminding them that they have
    to go to the bathroom.

    SOAP:
    A cleaning agent Mom puts on the sink on the off-chance
    one of her kids will accidentally grab it while reaching
    for the towel.

    SPOILED ROTTEN:
    What the kids become after as little as 15 minutes
    with Grandma.

    SWEATER:
    Magically charmed article of clothing that can ward
    away colds, flu and even pneumonia.

    TERRIBLE TWO'S:
    Having both kids at home all summer.

    "THAT WAY":
    How kids shouldn't look at moms if they know what's
    good for them. Also applies to how they talk.

    TOWELS:
    See "FLOOR COVERINGS"

    TROUBLE:
    Area of nonspecific space a child can always be sure
    to be in.

    UMPTEENTH:
    Highly conservative estimate of the number of
    times Mom must instruct her offspring to do something
    before it actually gets done.

    VACATION:
    Where you take the family to get away from it all,
    only to find it there, too.

    VITAMINS:
    Tiny facsimiles of cave people Mom forces you to
    swallow each morning as part of her sinister plot
    to have you grow up to be "Just like Daddy."

    WALLS:
    Complete set of drawing paper for kids that comes
    with every room.

    WASHING MACHINE:
    Household appliance used to clean blue jeans,
    permanent ink markers, loose change, homework,
    tissues and wads of gum.

    XOXOXOXO:
    Mom salutation guaranteed to make the already
    embarrassing note in a kid's lunch box even more
    mortifying.

    XYLOPHONE:
    Small toy musical instrument often given as gifts to
    children who show their appreciation by playing the
    stupid thing constantly, over and over, all day long!
    See also "DRUMS"

    YARD SALE:
    Heart-wrenching emotional process wherein Mom plans to
    sell kid's outdated toys and clothing that she decides
    at the last minute are treasured mementos she can't
    bear to part with.

    ZILLION:
    Amount of times Mom must have gone to the supermarket
    already this week.

    ZUCCHINI:
    Vegetable which can be baked, boiled, fried or steamed
    before kids refuse to eat it.


    HB, the Always Helping Hand to Moms Everywhere...


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    Originally posted byHillbilly
    FOOD:
    The response Mom usually gives in answer to the question
    "What's for dinner tonight?"
    If only I am given a cent for every time I heard that!

    It must have rubbed off on me, now I use that same answer to that same question.

  3. #3
    Miami Nice!
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    Talking HB...

    Thank you!

    You've already made me a very happy Mother's Day!

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