On Mothers and Camels « Shoot Me Now

Shoot Me NowOn Mothers and Camels

On Mothers and Camels
Published on Tuesday, June 19, 2012 by

A mother.  The moment you become one, your life starts anew as the lowly camel.

What is that, you say?  Mothers are like camels?

Indeed, we mothers are true bosom buddies to the camel.

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Our loads are always heavy as we lug babies, bags and sports equipment from this field to that.

We carry water for others, but often work with parched mouths of our own.  And not a sippy cup in sight labeled, “Mom.”

As mothers, we carry the burdens of others who forever need us.

Our paths are long, with no end in site.  Diapers, toddlers, tweens and teens.  Student drivers, college bound graduates and newlywed dreams.  First jobs, first homes and grandchildren arrive.

We are thirsty.  We are tired.  We are nearing the end of our time-consuming journey.

But we are happy.  Because out of these wonderful beings we created, we know one will take us under his or her wing.  We will be pampered.  Cared for.  Thanked.  And Loved.

Soon, we will be carried rather than carry.  It is now our turn for a long, tall drink of life.

“Mom, I have the greatest news.  Everything is taken care of.  You will just love this.”

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Today’s blog writing challenge subject was the hardest subject so far.  I agonized, thought, plotted and brainstormed.  And then it hit me.  And this post became my favorite of the bunch!

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  • I’ll never be your beast of burden
    My back is broad but it’s a hurting
    All I want is for you to make love to me
    I’ll never be your beast of burden
    I’ve walked for miles my feet are hurting
    All I want is you to make love to me

    -Mick& Keith

  • Loved that, but sadly, the care home is more often true.

  • I love this post too, Katherine.  The sign made me laugh!

  • Ron

    Katherine, this post was BRILLIANT!

    Love your analogy to a camel!!!!

    “But we are happy.  Because out of these wonderful beings we created, we know one will take us under his or her wing.  We will be pampered.  Cared for.  Thanked.  And Loved.
    Soon, we will be carried rather than carry.  It is now our turn for a long, tall drink of life.”

    LOVED that!!!

    X

  • I LOVE This post -truly inspired!!
    When they put us in the home, is that when we get to spit in their eyes?

    • Oh. We’re supposed to wait until they put us in the home?

      Oops. Um… carry on…

  • Wendy

    Very imaginative take on another weird prompt!

  • An interesting comparison, I’d say! Nicely written!

  •  I’m not a mom but that is often how I feel after an day out and about.  I grab up everything in sight and lumber in like a pack horse – or in this case – a camel.

    Very nicely done for the prompt.

  • LOVE that sign! And this post. I totally get why it’s your favourite. Great creative take on this very stupid prompt!  250 points!

  • Amen. Love the photo! I have to say I really feel like a camel today.

  • Mel

    LOL  I was thinking of the noise making, spitting bit–and I had to nod in agreement.

    <– camel mom!!  🙂

  • Wow, Katherine! What an awesome take on the prompt for Camel. Truly well done. I think Nicky should have given you 500 points! 

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