When mommy’s your name

When Mommy’s Your Name

The telephone’s ringing, the TV is blaring.

Sister is crying’ cause Brother’s not sharing.

There’s a spill on the carpet that no one will claim.

There’s no time for sitting when Mommy’s your name.

The laundry is folded but not put away.

The dishes you just washed are from yesterday.

Without any warning your relatives came.

There’s no getting caught up when Mommy’s your name.

You drive to the market, you drive to the school

You drive to the cleaners, you drive the carpool

You drive yourself crazy, it’s really a shame.

There’s no time for resting when Mommy’s your name.

To your bedroom you sneak to find peace for a minute,

but your minute is over before you begin it.

Your little one finds you and thinks it’s a game.

There’s no time for hiding when Mommy’s your name.

At night as you kneel to thank heaven above you,

An angel creeps in and says, “Mommy, I love you.”

You may not know glory or fortune or fame,

but what does it matter when Mommy’s your name?

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  • Reply
    July 17, 2013 at 8:49 pm

    Wow! 10 years of blogging! That’s just amazing! I just checked your archives… this is the very first post on your blog! Just WOW! Super awesome! You know, you’re the most veteran blogger I know! I wish you keep blogging steadily for another 10 years! 😀
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      Vidya Sury
      July 17, 2013 at 9:34 pm

      Yeah, I know, Chicky. Seems like a long time. 😀 This is not the first post, by the way! The first one is here. It is funny to think I used to write so much random stuff – the excitement of writing something and publishing it right away was too much.

      Thanks, Chicky!

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    Nabanita Dhar
    July 17, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    Wow…Congrats Vidya 🙂
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    July 17, 2013 at 9:11 pm

    loved this post and this was ur first post 🙂 ??
    woowow vidya
    hearty congrats ….<3 ed this one to !
    wish u many more decades of blogging

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      Vidya Sury
      July 17, 2013 at 9:30 pm

      Afshan – this was not my first post 😉 I got it from my friend and posted it. 😀 I’ve been writing for decades now. Only, before 2003 it was in notebooks. 😀

      I tweeted it from the archives as it was July 17.

      Thank you – Love to you!

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    Susan Deborah
    July 17, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    Vidya, first off: Many congratulations on completing a blogging decade. Ten years is no mean feat. Wishing you many more glorious years of blogging.

    And, this piece so much resonates our day-to-day existence, mommy or not.

    Cheers and happiness.

    Joy always,

    • Reply
      Vidya Sury
      July 17, 2013 at 9:26 pm

      Hehe. Thanks Susan. I am so tickled! A friend of mine sent it to me and I posted it. It has been a great ride so far!

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    Sfurti JuztaMom
    July 17, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Wow congrats Vidya….and love your words..when mommy is your name!! 😀 😀
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      Vidya Sury
      July 17, 2013 at 10:05 pm

      Thank you Sfurti! I loved that verse when my friend sent it to me during those days when my son was five – to cheer me up!

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    SuKu (sunitakurup Sapru)
    July 17, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Congratulations Vidya… vow!! 10 years 🙂 🙂 ..
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    July 17, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    I’m all choked up reading these last few lines: At night as you kneel to thank heaven above you,
    An angel creeps in and says, “Mommy, I love you.”
    You may not know glory or fortune or fame,
    but what does it matter when Mommy’s your name?

    Love it, VIdya!
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      Vidya Sury
      July 17, 2013 at 11:16 pm

      I know Roshni! I feel that way too. I am ever thankful to my friend who forwarded me this lovely verse! There are many versions of this – and all are sweet 😀

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    July 18, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Ten years and what a claim to fame. It happens when Vidya is your name. Congrats.

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      Vidya Sury
      July 18, 2013 at 8:40 am

      Welcome, and thanks, dear Alka,
      Coming from you, praise can never be halka!

      Hugs! 😀

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