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Posted on August 29, 2010 by Christine Crosby in 

Poem – Somebody said

Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after you’ve had a baby….

Somebody doesn’t know that once you’re a mother, “normal” is history.

Somebody said you can’t love the second child as much as you love the first….

Somebody doesn’t have two children.

Somebody said you don’t need an education to be a mother….

Somebody never helped a fourth grader with his math.

Somebody said being a mother is boring….

Somebody never rode in a car driven by a teenager with a driver’s permit.

Somebody said a mother can stop worrying after her child gets married….

Somebody doesn’t know that marriage adds a new son- or daughter-in-law to a mother’s heartstrings.

Somebody said a mother’s job is done when her last child leaves home….

Somebody never had grandchildren.

-Anonymous Internet posting


Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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