Monday, May 14, 2007

2nd Graders and Mother's Day

Welcome Mothers!

Sunday May 13th was your special day and we honor you for all you do. Some 2nd grade children were asked to answer some questions about their mothers.

Why did God make mothers?

Mostly to clean the house, but she's the only one who knows where the scotch tape is. Also to help us out of there when we were getting born.

How did God make mothers?

He used dirt, just like for the rest of us. God made my Mom just the same like he made me. He just used bigger parts.

What ingredients are mothers made of?

God makes mothers out of clouds and angel hair and everything nice in the world and one dab of mean.

Why did God give you your mother & not some other mom?

We're related and God knew she likes me a lot more than other people's moms like me.What kind of little girl was your mom?I don't know because I wasn't there, but my guess would be pretty bossy, but they say she used to be nice.

What did Mom need to know about dad before she married him?

His last name. She had to know his background. Like is he a crook? Does he get drunk on beer? Does he make at least $800 a year? Did he say NO to drugs and YES to chores?Why did your Mom marry your dad?My dad makes the best spaghetti in the world, and my Mom eats a lot. She got too old to do anything else with him. My grandma says that Mom didn't have her thinking cap on.

Who's the boss at your house?

Mom doesn't want to be boss, but she has to because dad's such a goof ball.

What's the difference between Moms & dads?

Moms work at work and work at home & dads just go to work at work. Moms know how to talk to teachers without scaring them. Dads are taller & stronger, but Moms have all the real power 'cause that's who you got to ask if you want to sleep over at your friend's. Moms have magic; they make you feel better without medicine.

What does your Mom do in her spare time?

Mothers don't do spare time. To hear her tell it, she pays bills all day long.

What would it take to make your Mom perfect?

On the inside she's already perfect. Outside, I think she need’s some kind of plastic surgery.

If you could change one thing about your Mom, what would it be?

She has this weird thing about me keeping my room clean. I'd get rid of that. I'd make my Mom smarter. Then she would know it was my sister who did it and not me. I would like for her to get rid of those invisible eyes on the back of her head.

That’s the cute side of mothering, but we all know there is a serious side as well. Here is a survey about how parents and teen relate to each other. Hundreds of teens from Christian homes in America were surveyed and asked the following eight questions.

1. I admire the way my parents live their life.
13% No
25% Sometimes
62% Yes

2. My parents make spending time with me a priority.
19% No
30% Sometimes
51% Yes

3. My parents understand me.
28% No
26% Sometimes
46% Yes

4. My Parents listen to me when I talk.
11% No
21% Sometimes
68% Yes

5. Top 6 things guys CAN’T talk to their parents about:
64% Sex and sex issues
53% Dating relationships
53% Pornography
35% Failure
21% Drugs & alcohol

6. Top 5 things I CAN’T talk to my parents about:
66% Sex & sex issues
49% Lonliness
45% Dating relationships
42% Stress
36% Suicidal thoughts

7. My parents regularly encourage me in my spiritual journey.
17% No
26% Sometimes
57% Yes

8. If I made a major mistake I would go my parents for help.
27% No
27% Sometimes
46% Yes


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