This is my very own public service announcement.
Our last little bird flew the nest about 14 years ago. That is when I went from being a full-time mom (a job I took very seriously) to a mom that tries hard not to stick her nose where it doesn’t belong. 🙂 I said tries. ha
We had two birds. Those two birds married two birds.
I consider myself the mom of four grown children.
Some of those “momma bear” instincts seem to lessen as the years slip by. I don’t have a need to know what time they are in bed. I don’t need to know if they are brushing their teeth or using soap when they wash their hands. I don’t need to know that they use good manners when eating their dinners (I can secretly hope).
Then one day out of the blue, someone makes a very unkind comment about one of my FOUR children.
This MOMMA BEAR instantly comes alive and alert. I AM FIERCE and ruthless. No second chances.
I am here to tell you, the Momma Bear has been poked.
I can put up with “friends” who exhibit bad manners or poor behavior, I can even tolerate laziness or choosing to be undereducated.
I WILL NOT allow anyone to be disrespectful to any of my children or grandchildren. That also includes saying anything unkind about my birds.
Earlier today, I ordered a new shirt.
If you see me wearing said shirt, watch out. I promise you won’t know what hit you.
I take my job very seriously. I am extremely good at my job.
Don’t ever poke the Momma Bear.
Thus ends today’s service announcement.