The second Sunday in May, families and many churches make a special effort honoring mothers.
Mothers are very special people. So notable, in fact, that they have their own language. You could call it “Mother’s tongue.”
Mothers have unique questions like, “Who do you think you are, young lady?”
Here are some other examples from a mom’s mouth.
“Can’t you get that hair out of your eyes?” “Is that what you’re wearing?” “Shut the door. Were you born in a barn?” “What if you were in an accident and had to get to the hospital wearing dirty underwear?” “How would you like it if your face got stuck in that position?” “Do you know what time it is?”
“Is that any way for a young lady to sit/act/talk/look/speak or dress?”
Through older eyes, I look at the world now and sometimes say what my mother said. Despite all the unfamiliar feelings of middle age, there are also benefits.
Happy Mother’s Day.
If I happen to be in an accident, I’ll be wearing clean underwear.
Nancee Harrison is a past columnist for the Greene County Daily World. Visit www.blondeladywithdarkroots.com or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or send comments to Nancee, Daily World, box 129 Linton IN 47441.