T MINUS 48 HOURS TILL MOTHER’S DAY

It’s common knowledge that Mother’s Day is the busiest day in the restaurant business. It’s the day dad and the kids take mom out so she gets a day without cooking or doing dishes. DW gets flowers, cards, phone calls, all in appreciation of the sacrifices she makes. It’s a lifelong commitment. It was a labor of love. Now all our daughters have children of their own who are exceptionally well-behaved (according to the kids; the parents have a very different view). I remember my kids would grab my change when I threw it in the dresser and put it in a jar. Then just before Mother’s Day they’d bring me the jar of change and want folding money so they can buy mom a present. So they sucked up to mom, with money they lifted off me. I didn’t care, they were my kids.

Then, when Father’s Day came along, they’d ask me for a couple bucks to buy me a pack of cigarettes. Then they weren’t even my brand. And they smoked half of them on the way home. Here ya go, dad. Call us when the burgers are ready. Then I’d go sit in the garage and sulk until Monday (kidding….we didn’t have a garage!).

We’re having supper tonight with D#1,along with RJ Pistol and his suddenly grown-up sister. The little town they live in has a really good pizza/Italian restaurant. I can’t wait.

GRANDDAUGHTER TAKING SELFIES WITH MOM’S PHONE

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SHE ALSO PLAYS FAST-PITCH SOFTBALL…AND SHE’S GOOD
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RJ IS TRULY AMBIDEXTROUS…HE BATS,THROWS LEFT,WRITES AND EATS RIGHT-HANDED
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I BEG YOUR FOREBEARANCE. IT’S JUST HARD TO ACCEPT YOUR CHILDREN ARE NOW MOTHERS OF YOUNG ADULTS THEMSELVES.

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  1. Pistol Pete

    THANKS TO BARNSLAYER FOR REMINDING ME ABOUT V-E DAY

    Celebrating surrender

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    War ravaged Europe sees end of conflict 70 years ago today
    It lasted a mere 12 years, but it was enough time for millions to have died, many of them as victims of Hitler’s racial purifications in which mainly Jews, but others as well, considered to be untermenschen — less than human — such as gypsies and Slavs were systematically butchered in a nearly assembly line manner.
    The defeated German military were also on the move, especially those who wanted to surrender to Americans and other western allies and “not to the Russians,”
    http://www.svherald.com/content/local-news/2015/05/07/395961

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  2. Pistol Pete

    FBI KNEW Terrorist Was Heading to Garland, TX – DID NOT Notify Organizers
    FBI KNEW ARIZONA ISLAMIST WAS TARGETING TEXAS CONFERENCE!

    They knew it hours before the attack occurred!
    THE FBI JUST THOUGHT THEY’D LIKE A SURPRISE,THAT’S ALL

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/05/breaking-fbi-knew-terrorist-was-heading-to-garland-tx-did-not-notify-organizers-video/#ixzz3ZZeVEJq1

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    • What A Hoot

      Of course they did not notify….Mission needed to be carried out…..it has to do with the biggest terrorist cell in the country….you know, the place that has a white dome?

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  3. Pistol Pete

    LEAKED: Saudi Arabia plans to BEHEAD the Ayatollah next week which will inflame tensions with Iran
    THE AYATOLLAH’S HEAD WILL ROLL-A

    Last October, Saudi Arabia’s Special Criminal Court sentenced Ayatollah Nimr Baqir al-Nimr, the Ayatollah appointed in Saudi Arabia to represent the Shiites, to death and the Arabic BBC today reported that based on FARS News Agency and other Middle Eastern media, that the execution will be carried out next week on the 14th of May, 2015.

    http://therightscoop.com/leaked-saudi-arabia-plans-to-behead-the-ayatollah-next-week-which-will-inflame-tensions-with-iran/#ixzz3ZZfyhdH8

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  4. Pistol Pete

    THE CHICAGO BULLS AND CLEVELAND CAVALIERS PLAYED AN NBA PLAYOFF GAME WEDNESDAY NIGHT.BEFORE THE GAME,THEY SHOWED THIS VIDEO ON THE JUMBOTRON OF A CAVS FAN THROWING DOWN HIS GIRLFRIEND/WIFE WHO WAS A BULLS FAN.WHOEVER CAME UP WITH THIS ONE SHOULD BE UP NEXT AT THE UNEMPLOYMENT WINDOW
    As the song “Time of my Life” plays from the film Dirty Dancing, a woman cooking in the kitchen takes off her apron to reveal a Chicago Bulls shirt. She runs toward the man in what appears to be an attempt to jump into his arms, but he instead picks her up and throws her to the ground and says, “Bulls fan? I didn’t know you were a Bulls fan” and walks away.

    The woman then rolls around on the ground with an injury. She’s then shown wearing a Cavaliers shirt holding an ice pack to her head and says, “Well, I’m all in now, let’s just watch the game.”

    http://www.hapblog.com/2015/05/cavaliers-video-shows-man-throwing.html

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  5. Pistol Pete

    State Won’t Review Secret Clinton Charity Donations
    The State Department has not, and does not intend, to initiate a formal review or to make a retroactive judgment about items that were not submitted during Secretary Clinton’s tenure,” said State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke.
    WELL,GEE….THERE’S A SHOCKER

    http://www.whitehousedossier.com/2015/05/07/state-review-secret-clinton-charity-donations/

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  6. Pistol Pete

    BBQ Restaurant to Hold ‘White Appreciation Day’

    IF THERE WERE A BBQ JOINT IN OUR TOWN CALLED RUBBIN BUTTZ,I’D JUST HAVE TO GO
    The Hispanic owners of a BBQ restaurant in Colorado will host a “White Appreciation Day” next month. The idea started as a joke, but the BBQ owners decided to actually go through with the event.

    “Edgar Antillon and Miguel Jimenez recently purchased Rubbin Buttz BBQ on Broad Street. On June 11, they plan to offer a 10 percent discount to all white customers and no one else.”
    http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/bbq-restaurant-hold-white-appreciation-day

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  7. Pistol Pete

    Professor: If You Read To Your Kids, You’re ‘Unfairly Disadvantaging’ Others
    OH,HOW TERRIBLE!

    According to a professor at the University of Warwick in England, parents who read to their kids should be thinking about how they’re “unfairly disadvantaging other people’s children” by doing so.
    At one point, Swift even flirted with the idea of “simply abolishing the family” as a way of “solving the social justice problem” because “there would be a more level playing field” if we did, but ultimately concluded that “it is in the child’s interest to be parented” and that “parenting a child makes for what we call a distinctive and special contribution to the flourishing and well-being of adults.”

    Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/417997/professor-if-you-read-your-kids-youre-unfairly-disadvantaging-others-katherine-timpf
    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/417997/professor-if-you-read-your-kids-youre-unfairly-disadvantaging-others-katherine-timpf

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    • Ting

      Unbelievable. They get more outrageous every day, emboldened as they have been the past 5 years. I want a leader who will stomp on this foolishness and call it what it is.

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    • I read to my kids all the time when they were little. I also stayed married to their father, which further unfairly advantaged them. I also took them to the library once or twice a month, and took them to museums and parks and zoos and stuff, which unfairly advantaged them even more. And I fed them nutritious home-cooked meals, and took them to dance classes and piano lessons and swimming lessons and martial arts classes. (You never knew I was such a terrible person, did you?)

      Oh, and I plan to do all of that and more with my grandson, too.

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      • What A Hoot

        Don’t know if I can hang out with you Bluebird after this confession. Ewwww, I bet you even put your kids before yourself a lot, too. And their father worked, right? It has been nice but this is going to make things awkward… (sarc, of course!)

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  8. Pistol Pete

    STOP IT!WE’RE ALL ADULTS HERE.
    YOU CAN HANDLE A LITTLE NAUSEA
    Spanx you very much! Tina Fey strips down to her control pants in honour of David Letterman’s impending retirement
    Tina, who was being interviewed on The Late Show, vowed she would honour the comedian by never dressing up ever again before stripping down to nothing but her control pants.


    AT LEAST I DIDN’T POST THE YOUTUBE VIDEO…YOU’RE WELCOME

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-3072657/Spanx-Tina-Fey-strips-control-pants-honour-David-Letterman-s-impending-retirement.html#ixzz3ZZnEwJ95

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  9. Pistol Pete

    AP Attacks Pam Geller For “Contest That Ended in 2 Deaths”
    The Associated Press tonight attacked Pamela Geller for not regretting her organization’s contest that “ended in two deaths.”

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/05/wow-ap-attacks-pam-geller-for-contest-that-ended-in-2-deaths/#ixzz3ZZopvQXS

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    • chrissythehyphenated

      No, really, AP? She’s not sorry the 2 people who showed up at her art show with assault rifles were killed before they could open fire? Gosh. What a shocker! She should so definitely be condemned as the hater she clearly is!

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    • In related news, Larry Silverstein has no regrets about building the NYC World Trade Center that resulted in the deaths of 3000 Americans.

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      • To the AP, this is shame worthy. Meanwhile, we’re still waiting for them to ask Hillary Clinton about her Benghazi regrets. Or O’Bozo’s regrets about playing golf while people died in Baltimore. Or Ted Kennedy’s regrets about… Well, I better stop there. The list is pretty friggin’ long.

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  10. Pistol Pete

    CROWDER DOES IT AGAIN!

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  11. Pistol Pete

    Sheriff: Woman held for driving wrong way while drunk, naked
    ANOTHER CANDIDATE FOR MOTHER OF THE YEAR

    GRANT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) – Michigan authorities say they arrested a naked drunken woman who was driving the wrong way after leaving her naked husband and their child at a rest stop.

    http://www.myfoxny.com/story/29003762/woman-held

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  12. Pistol Pete

    EXPERT DRIFT RACER PRANKS DRIVING INSTRUCTORS

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  13. Pistol Pete

    Cops: Drunken Indiana Man Driving Lawn Mower Had Whopping Blood Alcohol Content

    WITH A BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL THAT HIGH HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN A COMA
    Police report that Bates had a .445 blood alcohol content (the legal limit is .08). Bates was not arrested at the scene since he was not atop the lawnmower when officers arrived. Instead, Bates was given a summons for public intoxication.
    http://www.thesmokinggun.com/buster/extreme-bac/drunk-lawn-mower-driver-897642

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  14. Pistol Pete

    Obama Sent 3 Officials to Criminal Freddie Gray’s Funeral – No One to NYPD Officer Brian Moore’s Funeral
    I HATE TO SAY I TOLD YOU SO,BUT…..

    The White House sent Cabinet Secretary Broderick Johnson, chair of the Obama administration’s My Brother’s Keeper Task Force; Heather Foster, an adviser in the White House Office of Public Engagement; and Elias Alcantara from the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs.

    Gray also had a history of run-ins with the law. According to court documents CNN obtained, there were more than 20 criminal court cases in Maryland against Gray, and five of those cases were still active at the time of his death.
    But the White House did not send any officials to Officer Brian Moore’s funeral today.
    New York 1 reported:

    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2015/05/obama-sent-3-officials-to-criminal-freddie-grays-funeral-no-one-to-nypd-officer-brian-moores-funeral/#ixzz3ZZtLNsp9

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  15. Pistol Pete

    Jimmy Kimmel Interviews Wheelchair-Bound Treadmill Winner, Gives Her a Huge Surprise

    Danielle, the Price Is Right contestant in a wheelchair who won a treadmill as a prize, was interviewed by Jimmy Kimmel on Wednesday. Danielle talked about how she felt when she found out one of her rewards was a treadmill, saying “I was just focused on cash and prizes.”

    She also revealed what she planned on doing with the treadmill. “I guess I’ll just do what everyone else does, just use it as a piece of furniture.” At the end of the interview, Kimmel rewards Danielle with a prize she can use a “wheelchair-accessible” Royal Caribbean cruise

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    • I never thought about it, but in all the years of watching “Price Is Right” going back to a young Bob Barker (and I even barely remember Bill Cullen!) I don’t think I ever saw a contestant in a wheelchair. I guess there must be ramps to get onto the stage, but I only ever saw contestants bounding up the three or four stairs on the side.

      Funny how we sometimes don’t even know what we haven’t noticed until hindsight, and good for TPIR for expanding our horizons (and God must be having a laugh at the treadmill prize!).

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  16. Ting

    Have fun with the fam, Pete! You are not much older than I am, but I do not seem to be anywhere close to having even infant grandchildren. We are a bunch of late bloomers in the Ting family. But that’s okay – only one of them is even married, and that hasn’t been 6 months yet. So I’m perfectly content to wait.

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  17. chrissythehyphenated

    “IT’S JUST HARD TO ACCEPT YOUR CHILDREN ARE NOW MOTHERS OF YOUNG ADULTS THEMSELVES.” … something I haven’t had to deal with yet! 🙂

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