Friday, December 28, 2012

Fun Friday - Fun of Motherhood..(part one)

Both excerpts today  for Book Beginnings: and The Friday 56 are from ‘The Little Prince’ by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
This book is an attempt to complete my challenges but again, it has been on my tbr as well since I asked my son to read it sometime back.

The Friday 56
‘But if you come at just any time, I shall never know at what hour my heart is to be ready to greet you... One must observe the proper rites..’

Book Beginnings:
‘Once when I was six years old I saw a magnificent picture in a book, called True Stories from Nature, about the primeval forest. It was a picture of a boa constrictor in the act of swallowing an animal.’


My Friday Flash 55
It is the end of this year - almost
361 days have flown by
What did I do - I wonder
for 8,664 hours and more?
I had all these lofty goals
Signed up for challenges galore
Pounds to lose were but a few
361 days passed
I still have the above mentioned to do

Friday, December 28, 2012
NaBloPoMo's prompt for today: What is the hardest job you've ever done?
This sounds familiar to another question from earlier this month and the answer remains the same – being a mom – it is a full-time job by itself. And when you are a mom, you are also so many things more – a volunteer at school for various activities, a cub scout den leader, a classroom parent, a chaperone at field trips are few of them.
But in spite of all this, or rather because of all this, being a mom is also the funnest job I can have. I do not think any other job I do brings such gratification as being a mom does. 

Some quotes about motherhood that I saw today:
“Insanity is hereditary; you get it from your children.” Sam Levenson
“Mothers are basically part of a scientific experiment to prove that sleep is not a crucial part of human life.” Author Unknown ] 
“(24/7) once you sign on to be a mother, that's the only shift they offer.”
― Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

And I put this post as Fun of Motherhood - part 1 - since these few words are definitely not enough to explain the total joys of motherhood (though yet they might)!

6 comments:

  1. Leaves you something to ponder in that 56!

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    1. yes, it does.. this whole book, i am learning is something to ponder over

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  2. If I had seen that photo in the beginning of a book as a small child, I am afraid I'd be too frightened to look further!

    Re: Friday 56: I like to be prepared as well! We recently sold our house and having to be constantly on stand-by in case we had a viewing was an uncomfortable way to live for sure! Glad that part is over!

    Happy New Year to you!

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    1. thank you Shirley.. :) the picture in the book is cute though..

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  3. You always meet your challenges with brilliant creativity!
    You are a pleasure to read my friend
    Thank you for playing, Loved your 55
    Have a Kick Ass New Year.....G

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    1. thank you so much G-Man..
      your comments inspire me...:)
      thanks for continuing to host the 55..
      Happy new year to you too

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