The other night I retreated from the loud boy rants and went to the bedroom to read. Of course, what usually happens happened and I fell asleep. However, I woke up a couple hours later because of yells from the playroom... "You farted!" "You eat your underwear!" "No, YOU eat your underwear." "You're a tootie!" (I am amazed at the kids depth of conversation sometimes)
Still half asleep I glance at my phone and see it is 11:00pm. What in the name of Pete are the kids doing up!? So, naturally, I yell from behind the bedroom door - "GET TO BED!"
I hear the recliner spring into action and launch Ross up as he walks back to the playroom and tells the boys to go to bed meanwhile being distracted by their antics and laughing with them. (love that he has fun with them... just not at 11pm.)
-I interrupt this story for a brilliant observation that was taking place_
So, while this is taking place I am sitting there thinking about MOM's and DAD's. Why do we have mom's other than the obvious reasons, world population would be a lot smaller without mom's, men couldn't handle childbirth, and Pinterest wouldn't have been invented and that in itself would be a T.R.A.G.E.D.Y.
Below is what I've come up with about my discovery behind the words MOM and DAD. Not scientifically proven but not coincidence either.(hmmm, got you thinking...)
After church my family sat down for lunch. I brought up my observation to my boy tribe.
Me: "Jackson, how do you spell dad? Write it on this piece of paper?" (he wrote it down and I went on to explain)
Let's look at the word DAD.
DAD in itself is a fabulous word. Dad's are fun, supportive, typically disciplinarians and they are VERY
important part of the family environment. Is it a coincidence however that when you look at the letters in DAD you can spell A.D.D? I think not because in my observations it rings true...
Why aren't the kids in bed at 11:00pm? I was looking at the iPad and watching Transformers 14 for the 9th time, I had no idea it was so late. (distracted. Or as Doug the dog would say in the movie UP, "Squirrel!!!")
Again, let's look at the letters. We can spell "da" this probably is a Greek derivative and the modern spelling would be "doh" but you get the picture. This is when dad's get that blank look and their brains go to that TV snow, when channels don't come in. An example from my experience...
You have a baby who has rocketed poop not only to fill their diaper but up their back. It's a mess, a disgusting mess. The dad looks at this and his face kinda squishes up, they become paralized and go into "da" mode. They have trouble handling this and turn it over to the mom.
You are in that deep sleep where you are actually dreaming... next thing, you wake up to a choking sound and you child has just projectile vomited on your carpet and bed because they wanted to TELL you they were going to throw up instead of heading to the bathroom first then telling you this news. Assuming the dad wakes up, this is another instance of when the "da" mode takes effect.
After that explanation to my family, although amused they weren't sure where this was going. My smile grew as I tried to be serious and keep a straight face...
Me: "Jackson, how do you spell mom?" He wrote it down.
ME: "MOM. Let's look at this word. First, Jackson just turn your paper over, what does it say.?"
Ross: "WOW" He didn't add the expression I would have liked to have heard when he said this but it got my point across. :)
Yes, MOM upside down spells WOW. Coincidence? I think not...
Also, you get "Omm" Moms use this ALL the time!
This occurs when I stand in the playroom door and I say, "I am not leaving until this room is picked up." Then I hear..."It'll take forever!" (me."Ommmm" in my best serenity now voice in my head) "I didn't get all this out! I'm not picking up their mess!" ( me: "OOmmmmmm") and my personal favorite "You're the meanest! ("Ommmm, Ommmm, Ommmmm!")
We all got a kick out of this and my point was made. The next night, the kids were in bed at regular time and we were all Happy, Happy, Happy.
Just remember, next time you see a mom, whether mom to be, trying to be a mom, new mom, vetran mom, mom in heart, etc.. just think.... WOW!!