Monday, February 4, 2013

Mama Knows Best

"Mama knows best."
"If mama ain't happy, no body's happy"

These expression and sayings have been around for a while and are well known for a reason.

"Best just to learn mom's always right and she always knows."  Eric often tells our kids.

Wise, smart man.

But even the wisest and best of us sometimes forget.

"How about we go to Knotts tomorrow" Eric asked.  After all it was a new month, just barely, and we hadn't gone yet in February.

Mama (me) thought we probably shouldn't.  Ryder was just getting over a cold and Lucas seemed to be coming down with something-  so maybe we should just have an easy day for everyone to rest.

Saturday morning comes.  The kids all cleaned super good and really fast.  So mama was overruled and we packed up the car to go.

One minute into the trip Alex was crying about not having her pink blankie--"it's too late Miss." "You need to think and plan for these things."

More crying.  Threats to turn the car around were made--

One minute later threat was carried out- car turned around headed back home.

Tears, sobbing, cries of it not being fair.  Saddest, sweet tears from Ryder who asked the other two to "just stop crying".

We all ate some lunch, Alex repented.  Mama grumped and pouted that we should have just stayed home... but wait....

Let's try again.

Successfully made it this time.  Kids rode their favorite ride.   And uh-oh Lucas is getting a headache-- feeling worse and worse by the minute.

Two hours after getting there decided we better head home.   Lucas falls asleep as soon as we get in the car, stays asleep when we get home, doesn't eat any dinner and throws-up in the middle of the night.

"Best just to learn mom's always right and she always knows."

And yea I am pretty sure I didn't even say "I told you so".

Okay maybe I did.

Sweet Lucas even managed to smile for me though he felt awful for our traditional Knotts picture


  1. Oh no, poor Lucas. I hope he is on the mend.

  2. Ahhh, they should have listened to you! Moms know! I hope he's feeling better!

  3. Your post is so true! We do know best! I hope it doesn't spread to the rest of your family ;(

  4. Awe, poor kid! Being sick as an adult sucks, little lone being a kid! I hope he gets over it and the rest of you avoid it! And yeah, sometimes, momma does know best :)

  5. I am so tired of everyone I know being sick! Spring, please come! Hope he's okay! And yes, Moms know! :)

  6. Poor little guy!! Hope he's feeling better now. Yes, moms always know best ;)

  7. Awww, it's awful when the kids gets sick. I hope he's up and running at full speed again soon.

  8. Hope Lucas feels better soon. And yes, mama does know best.

  9. I'm impressed you turned the car around and followed through on your threat. I always give my kids second chances too when the "thing" is a big deal. Good job Mom!

    Poor Lucus, I hope he feels better by now!

  10. Awww, poor little Love :( I'm with Julie, I always give, like, 400 million chances. It doesn't teach them very well :/ You're right, though, we Mamas always know!

  11. Some people just have to learn the hard way huh! Well got to give them credit for trying anyway. You're a good mama!!!

  12. Sounds so familiar... I told my husband not to take our sick kid to church and ask my mom to watch him but he didn't listen so guess who cleaned vomit out of the van?

    Yup, Dad.

  13. Being right is a blessing and a curse.

    I hope Lucas is feeling better.

  14. Poor kid! Looks like you guys still managed to have a little fun though. I like that you actually turned the car around rather than just threatening. I'm taking notes here!

  15. Mom just have a way of knowing, they just do!

  16. Yep Momma's know! Hope Lucas feels better soon!

  17. We do have insight to these things. Oh well. Glad he is feeling better now. :)

  18. As soon as I read "mama knows best" I started singing that song off of Tangled!
    I hope that Lucas starts feeling better soon! Poor guy :(

  19. Every once in awhile they need to be reminded.

  20. Oh that's so rough. Yes, I think moms just have some kind of instinct about these things!

  21. So true! Mom is always right, so true. Especially when it comes to that intuition thing and the health of her kids.