Friday, May 11, 2007

Happy Mother's Day

Mom,

I am a middle child. Sure, LW claims that he is the middle child since he is the 5th of 9 kids, and that would make him dead middle as far as numbers go; but after a little math I realized that I am the middle child as far as age goes. The oldest is 5 years older than me and the youngest is 5 years younger than me, so I, too, am the middle child.

I am not writing this fact, on the blog, so that I can get sympathy or extra attention, I am writing this because I know the real truth.

Since, I am truly in the middle child, I have, over the years, witnessed something that I think you need to be made aware of. When I was in kindergarten Sharon, the oldest, was in 5th grade. She used to walk us, Dennis, Kevin , Dan, John and myself, to elementary school. When I was in 5th grade I was the one responsible for walking Pat, Mike and Jim to school.

What I am trying to say is that I was part of every one of your kids' (all nine of them) walking-to-school experience.

This is the real truth. Whenever one of the neighborhood kids would say, "Step on a crack, break your mother's back." I, was the only one of your children that, would avoid stepping on cracks.

Happy Mother's Day.

I love you.

#6

15 comments:

Patience said...

Thank goodness she had you! Otherwise her back would have been broken nine times instead of only eight!!

And even for all that, I'm sure you have a wonderfully expensive give for her!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for reminding me of all of the ass beatings you must have had on the way to and from school. After Sharon left for middle school, you were defenseless

Anonymous said...

Run, Maxfield, Run

Sandy said...

That was a beautiful tribute! Surely after that, you'll certainly be her favorite!

Susie said...

Sending you extra sympathy and attention (although I absolutely believe you don't want that at ALL ;)

Happy Mother's Day, momo9!
Happy Mother's Day, momo2sofar!

kimmyk said...

Good thing you're not wanting sympathy cause i dont think you'll find any here.

Happy Mother's Day Momo9 and Lauren!

Effie said...

suckup...

Happy Mom's Day to Momo9 and Lauren!

(you'd better teach Max and Wyatt that too...)

Stacie said...

sigh...William! Will you never learn?

Happy Mothers Day MomO9 and Lauren!
Stacie

momo9 said...

That's why my back has been hurting all these years!!!!! I like susie's statement "momo2sofar". Happy Mother's Day to all you wonderful,devoted, sacrificing, dedicated blogging MOms, who make me laugh.

bbsgirl said...

Happy Mother's Day to your Mom....she had to be a strong and patient woman to raise 9 kids!!! Also sending Happy Mother's Day wishes to your wife. I hope they both have a very special day!!

eclectic said...

But I bet there was that one time, when you weren't paying attention, that you stepped on a crack anyway. Best bring flowers, just in case. ;)

Happy Mom's Day, Momo9 and Lauren!! Go be happy moms!!

Oh, The Joys said...

Are you her favorite?

Random and Odd said...

you are SO not the middle child.

6 out of 9 doesn't make you middle. That makes you...well...sixth.

Happy Mother's Day :)

Kami said...

You're such a good son.

Chris said...

Nice! Great post. Leaves my message feel somewhat inadequate. Since, uh, I didn't write anything about my mom at all yesterday.