Mother’s Day is fast approaching, with the countdown now on until May 9.
Heaven knows mothering can occasionally be a thankless role, peppered with moments of real beauty.
Whether you’re looking to celebrate the day with your children, mark the occasion with your own mum or simply reflect on the beautiful women in our lives who take on a maternal role, here are some of the oh-so-true but quotes about raising children that might just bring a smile to your face this Mother’s Day.
“The quickest way for a parent to get a child’s attention is to sit down and look comfortable.” Lane Olinghouse.
“Silence is golden…unless you have kids. Then it’s suspicious.” unknown
“I love when the kids tell me they’re bored. As if the lady standing in front of a sink full to dirty dishes is where you go to get ideas about how to have a good time.” Just Surviving Motherhood
“The majority of my diet is made up of the foods that my kids didn’t finish.” Carrie Underwood.
“My kids call it yelling, I call it motivational speaking for the selective listener.” Unknown.
“Ever had a job where you had no experience, no training, you weren’t allowed to quit, and people’s lives were at stake? That’s parenting.” Unknown.
“If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands.” Milton Berle.
“Being a parent means your entire adult life is crammed into a two-hour window each night after your kids have gone to bed.” Unknown
“Nothing is lost until your mother can’t find it.” Unknown
“I am your mother. To save time, let’s assume I am always right.” Unknown
“Having children is like living in a frat house - nobody sleeps, everything's broken, and there's a lot of throwing up.” Ray Romano
“When I tell my kids I'll do something in a minute, what I'm really saying is ‘Please forget’." Unknown
“My child is turning out just like me. Well played, karma. Well-played.” Unknown
“Parenting is a delicate balance of telling your child they can do anything while simultaneously screaming ‘don’t do that every three seconds.” Unknown
“You can learn many things from your children…how much patience you have for instance.” Franklin P Jones.
“All of us have moments in life which test our courage. Taking children into a house with white carpet is one of them,” Erma Bombeck
“Parenting is saying the same thing over and over and expecting different results. Oddly enough that is the definition of insanity. Coincidence? I think not.” Unknown
“Wrinkles are hereditary. Parents get them from their children.” Doris Day
And with that slightly irreverent reflection on parenting, we hope all the mums out there, including the many women who take on a maternal role in a different capacity enjoy a fabulous Mother’s Day!