April 6th, 2009

There is an initiative started by Catherine, Her Bad Mother, and her friend, David, to highlight 80 moms around the world, and link back to them so they can see who has participated.

It’s all Ree’s fault. She put me up to it. The deal is to write five things you love about being a mom. I responded that I can barely count to five, but then I remembered, I have my purdy heart bullets, and they’re all about love, aren’t they?

  • I love how they are light-years ahead of me when I was their age. Not saying I take credit for it, but, wow. Smarter, more character, the list goes on.
  • I love how they make me laugh. Both are dead-on mimics, and Ass Burger Boy continues to hone his stand-up comedy routine. Also, they get the joke when I mess with them. Phew. Cause I really enjoy messing with them.
  • That smarter thing? The look of wonder in your child’s eyes as they see something for the first time? Totally addictive.
  • Some parents would die if their children never left home. My younger informed me when he was nine years old that he would always live with me. I’m good with that until he gets a wife. He’s pretty good company.
  • The love I felt when I first looked into their eyes? It was the most healing thing I have ever experienced. They have made me want to be a better person, for them. It ain’t about the nursing home. Your children eventually will hold you accountable.

So the deal is, you link to Catherine and David and me, pick someone in another country to do the same, and write your five things that you love about being a mother.

Then we will all clickety-click around the world, even to some who might not be considered mommy bloggers. (That would be me.) One blogger I consider inspirational and fun is Nan. She lives in Trinidad and Tobago, but will soon be relocating to England. I guess those are both other countries. Also? I nominate Zoe and Hyphen Mama, because I just don’t know how they do it with such humour. A Canuck living in my neck of the woods? That would be Kate of Sweet|Salty fame. And a transplanted American living nearby is Jessica of Daysgoby.

So, start hopping around the world with your virtual clicks! Fun!

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12 Responses to “Eighty Clicks Around the World”

iamthediva Says:

i love your last heartbullet point. Yes. Yes. Yes. it’s true, i DO wanna be a better person now… weird, cuz i didn’t really care before….

iamthedivas last blog post..Grace in Small Things – #17

talina Says:

Awe, that is a good list! I can’t wait to have little Tater here now… *tear*

talinas last blog post..Don’t worry, I am not dead- just blog slacking.

Judi Says:

I agree with your list :) I love being a good momma…and I love that wanting to be a good momma makes me try harder for them. I see who they are becoming and it pleases me.

Judis last blog post..Little Protector

Ree Says:

You did damn well for not being able to count to 5. ;-)

Rees last blog post..Mute Monday – Myth

Angella Says:

This is a great list. I was smiling through each point :)

Angellas last blog post..Easter Traditions

Krissa Says:

That was quite touching, you did good, honey. And I half expected laser sharp sarcasm. ;-)

Krissas last blog post..Cam’s Periodic Table of Typeface and some other just random shit.

Jess Says:

Whee! I’m going on a trip! Thanks for picking me!

Jesss last blog post..religion fails, and nature wins

Kelley @ Magnetoboldtoo Says:


Yours was all nice and stuff.

Probably cause you are all nice and stuff.

Nan Says:

Yay! Inspiration!

Nans last blog post..One Of Those Days….

Hyphen Mama Says:

I almost wanted to not read your list because I didn’t want to accidentally copy yours. =) I’ll have to think, think, think (okay that’s from some stupid *disney* show and I’ll have to take 10 lashings for using that in public).

Will start my list now….

Hyphen Mamas last blog post..Because I’m 3 rolls short of a picnic. Oh, who am I kidding? I’m not 3 rolls short of ANYTHING!

sweetsalty kate Says:

What a great post witchypoo – and of course from your email I just spent time wandering on your site and I’m totally intrigued. Amazing.

Thanks so much for the nod, and I loved this: “The look of wonder in your child’s eyes as they see something for the first time? Totally addictive.”

Aint that the truth.
xo Kate

sweetsalty kates last blog post..falling in trust