Definitions By Mom

by techtiptom

Originally posted on on 10/16/2009:

Got this in an e-mail, had to share!!

Definitions By Mom:

AIRPLANE: What Mom impersonates to get a 1-year-old to eat
strained beets.

APPLE: Nutritious lunchtime dessert which children will trade
for cupcakes.

BABY: 1) Dad, when he gets a cold. 2) Mom’s youngest child,
even if he’s 42.

BATHROOM: A room used by the entire family, believed by all
except Mom to be self-cleaning.

BECAUSE: Mom’s reason for having kids do things which can’t be
explained logically.

BED & BREAKFAST: Two things the kids will never make for

CAR POOL: Complicated system of transportation where Mom always
winds up going the furthest with the biggest bunch of kids who
have had the most sugar.

COUCH POTATO: What Mom finds under the sofa cushions after the
kids eat dinner.

DATE: Infrequent outings with Dad where Mom can enjoy worrying
about the kids in a different setting.

DRINKING GLASS: Any carton or bottle left open in the fridge.


EAR: A place where kids store dirt.

ENERGY: Element of vitality kids always have an oversupply of
until asked to do something.

EYE: The highly susceptible optic nerve which, according to Mom,
can be “put out” by anything from a suction-arrow to a carelessly
handled butter knife.

FOOD: The response Mom usually gives in answer to the question,
“What’s for dinner tonight?” See “SARCASM”

GENIUSES: Amazingly, all of Mom’s kids.

HAMPER: A wicker container with a lid, usually surrounded by, but
not containing, dirty clothing.

HANDI-WIPES: Pants, shirtsleeves, drapes, etc.

HINDSIGHT: What Mom experiences from changing too many diapers.

ICE: Cubes of frozen water which would be found in small plastic
tray if kids or husbands ever filled the things instead of
putting them back in the freezer empty.

JEANS: Which, according to kids, are appropriate for just about
any occasion, including church and funerals.

JUNK: Dad’s stuff.

KISS: Mom medicine.

LEMONADE STAND: Complicated business venture where Mom buys
powdered mix, sugar, lemons, and paper cups, and sets up a table,
chairs, pitchers and ice for kids who sit there for three to six
minutes and net a profit of 15 cents.


OCEAN: What the bathroom floor looks like after bath night for
kids, assorted pets, two or three full-sized towels and several
dozen toy boats, cars and animals.

OPEN: The position of children’s mouths when they eat in front
of company.

OVERSTUFFED RECLINER: Mom’s nickname for Dad.