May Smiles As You Serve

Smiles as You Serve

Compiled by Tim Wesemann

Many find May to be one of the busiest months of the year. Among other things, families celebrate end-of-year school activities and Mother’s Day this month. So let’s enjoy a few smiles regarding moms and teachers.

I recently saw a t-shirt with the message “Moms: not all superheroes wear capes!” That could also serve as an encouraging message for teachers! I also saw a t-shirt that read “Super Mom! Super Tired!” And, a meme I ran across stated “There is no tired like end-of-the-year-teacher tired!”

Let’s all take time to give thanks for our committed, hardworking, sometimes tired, children-loving, faithful moms and teachers this month. Blessings of joy as you head into the month of May, serving our Savior!

You Know You’re a Mom When . . .

  • You count the number of sprinkles on each kid’s cupcake to make sure they are equal.
  • Your child throws up and you catch it.
  • Someone else’s kid throws up at a party and you keep eating.
  • You’ve mastered the art of placing food on a plate without anything touching.
  • You hire a babysitter because you haven’t been out with your husband in ages. Then you spend half the night talking about the kids and checking in at home.
  • You hope ketchup is a vegetable because it’s the only one your child eats.
  • You find yourself cutting your husband’s sandwiches into unusual shapes.
  • You read that the average five-year-old asks 437 questions a day and feel proud that your kid is “above average.”

Mom Quotes

  • I’d like to be the ideal mother, but I’m too busy raising my kids.
  • When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they’re finished, I climb out. - Erma Bombeck
  • When your mother asks, “Do you want a piece of advice?” it is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway. - Erma Bombeck
  • The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found. - Calvin Trillin
  • People who say they sleep like a baby usually don’t have one. - Leo J. Burke
  • You will always be your child’s favorite toy. - Vicki Lansky
  • Nothing is truly lost until mom can’t find it.
  • Parenting is a constant battle between going to bed to catch up on sleep or staying awake to finally get some alone time.

What to Expect When You’re Expecting . . . a Pun (What were you expecting?)

I keep having a recurring nightmare where I’m surrounded by numerous pregnant women in labor. I think I may be having a midwife crisis.

Chemistry Class

When the teacher asked Tessa to share the chemical formula for water, she responded, “H I J K L M N O.” The teacher looked confused and shook her head. Tessa replied, “But yesterday you taught us that the formula is H to O.”

Mom’s Pickup

A teacher gave her class of second graders a lesson on magnets. The next day she included this question in a quiz: “My full name has six letters. The first one is M. I pick up things. What am I?” When the test papers were turned in, the teacher was astonished to find that almost 50 percent of the students answered the question with the same response: “Mother.”

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