Because ~ 25/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes

I have the MOST wonderful mom!  The older I get, the more I become like her and that’s a good thing for me!



“Honor your father and MOTHER, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” Exodus 20:12 (NIV)



Those dreaded words
Our mothers said
When we were young and free.

With rolled eyes
I’d stomp my foot
When they were aimed at me.

That simple phrase
In a tone quite firm
Would end our childhood fun.

I never knew
Just what it meant
Except that we were done.

As I grew
I vowed one thing
That I would never do.

Repeat those words
My mother used
When I had children,too.

It didn’t take long
As a mother myself
For reality to set in.

The kids were wild
I was tired
You won’t believe what happened then.

To put an end
To their sibling rants
My hands went to my hips

I opened my mouth
And my mother’s words
Came easily from my lips.

The children stopped
And looked at me
Their eyes rolled to and fro.

I said it once more
In honor of mom
Because… I said so!”








6 thoughts on “Because ~ 25/31 Days of Five Minute Free Writes

  1. Joyce Oberg

    I agree, you do have a very special mom. I’ve been playing Canasta with her & Shirley Cummings for over 10 years now & enjoy every minute. She thinks the world of you girls too. I enjoy so much your writings. Thank you for including me.

    1. Cindy Post author

      Thank you for your very kind words, Joyce. Boy, Mom does love her Canasta crew! She lets me know when she’s the winner!😊 I am so thankful to have her as my mom and friend! I so appreciate you stopping in and commenting!

    1. Cindy Post author

      The older I get the more clear it becomes that you should never say never! Thank you so much for taking your time to comment! It means the world to me!

  2. LIz Harper

    That poem made me smile. But I find myself a little more lenient on my grandkids.

    The other day my not yet 2 year old grandson was behind my love seat looking out the window. I decided I would look and see what he was doing. It is always a hiding game that the does not think I know where he is. well, to my surprise, he colored the window seal with crayons. I smiled to myself, and said, “now you know you should not color on the window seal”. He looked at me with those big brown eyes, and I decided it was just a little artwork. I probably will not even take it off! 25 -30 years ago, it would have been a bigger deal. But then my house was new, too! Besides, unless you look behind the loveseat, you do not even see it. It will be a sweet memory or days I get to spend with him.

    1. Cindy Post author

      Oh Liz, I know just what you mean. It literally breaks my heart when punishment is needed. I knew it was the right thing and didn’t hesitate with my own kids and I know it’s still the right thing but I sure do hesitate with my grandkids!!!


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