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cathy


Mail From Down Under and Other Stuff

Monday, March 13, 2006

I took my sons for a walk to the mailbox and there was a package from Meow
all the way from Australia. She sent some Tim Tam chocolate wafers (I ate them as soon as I had taken the photo; yum!), an Australia key chain, cd of Australian musicians, stained glass window decals of koala bears and a home-made happiness kit. What a lovely package, and a kind note as well. Thank You! My son was thrilled to get mail from the country that the Wiggles are from. I could barely get the package out of his hands!

Here's my question for you today (male, female, mother or not; you've all had or known one)....you know you're a good mother when... [finish the sentence]. I will finish mine for you tomorrow.

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    when at 30 your child says "Yeah, that was pretty stupid of me.."

    Enjoy your Tim Tams (yum!)

  1. Blogger Emma in Canada said:

    Hmm...that's a hard one.

    ...when you get through a day without yelling at your child for no good reason.

    Or does that just mean you are a bad mother having a good day? Don't know, but if I could go a day without yelling at my daughter, I'd be pretty pleased.

  1. Blogger Neo said:

    Cathy - Awww, that was so sweet of Meow.

    Peace & Hugs,

    - Neo

  1. Blogger Meow said:

    Glad it arrived in one piece !!! Those Tim Tams are oh-so-yummy, aren't they !?!!

    You know you're a good mother when ... your child tells you she loves you (even after you've just grounded her for doing something wrong) !!!

    Have a great day. Take care, Meow

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Stephanie;
    Ahhh, the child being able to admit wrong-doing.
    They were yum; very fleeting yum, however!

    Emma;
    Hello there!
    Yes, on most days I would agree with you; let's not set out standards too high here.

    Neo;
    She is very sweet (and she sends sweets :)

    Meow:
    Thank you thank you thank you :) I e-mailed you.

  1. Blogger Dr. Deborah Serani said:

    you child says, "don't worry Mom, it's okay".

    I love when children can say this. It shows that they can tolerate disappointment, that they have empathy, and that they can be a tolerant caregiver.

    Love thepackage you received!!!

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    really pedantic, but anyway:
    when you look at your kid/s and honestly think "he/she looks happy, he/she looks contented".

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Dr.Deb;
    I love this! If we have taught our children compassion and empathy, we have done our job. My son has shown this side of himself since his baby brother was born and when I am exasperated, he comes over to help me out and has such a wise expression on his face.

    Chloe;
    Yes, this wonderful look; usually as we are tucking them into bed at night.

  1. Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said:

    when your child wants hugs and kisses even when they are teenagers!

  1. Blogger Maddy said:

    they pat their beds and whisper-
    I have something to tell you
    but it's a secret..."

    and they keep telling you
    secrets as they grow up -

    because you keep them - and
    don't blab them to your friends...

  1. Blogger momyblogR said:

    How great to get mail for Meow! Ok, MY question is WHERE is mine, lol!!

    I hope you enjoyed you package and all it's treats.

    You know you're a goog Mother.....Hm, I'll have to give that a little thought.

  1. Blogger blackcrag said:

    ... when you make a pie and make a treat for your son with the left over dough.

    Maybe it's just me, or that my mother is a fantastic cook, but nothing says love like home made goodies.

    There's my two cents.

  1. Blogger Steve Awesome said:

    ...the little ducklings follow you.

  1. Blogger Connie and Rob said:

    meow is a lovely person. I got to enjoy some Tim Tams also and they were the best!

    I am not a mom but this is how I feel about mine.

    ...when you have a daughter that can look back and say you have been my best friend all these years.

    Connie

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    Great package for a great mom. :)

  1. Blogger SkyeBlue2U said:

    Yeah! for packages! :)

  1. Blogger chase said:

    you know you're a good mother when they ask you the serious questions (am I gay? why dont I have friends? whats an orgasm? ect) and you can keep a straight face while you struggle for an answer. lol

  1. Blogger Berlinbound said:

    ... you child sees you across the room and comes running toward you smiling ... jumps in your arms and lets you kiss him.

    Hope all is well in your world Cathy ...

  1. Blogger erikku said:

    You scarifice your whole life for your son without so much as one "thank you" every Mother's Day.

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    Lovely package! :)
    You know you're a good mother when...words aren't necessary to know how your son/daughter is feeling. I'm lacking creativity today.

  1. Blogger fb said:

    ...your child becomes a better person than you yourself.

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