my mom

This is my mom….

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She’s a fabulous little thing, no?

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After having 4 kids and managing to stay sane, she is my hero…

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Though sanity is relative.

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In high school she met this goofball…

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a few years later she married him (nice pants, Uncle Robbie)….

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and they went on to have the 4 most spectacular children in the entire world…

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…of course her second child was the greatest (cough…2 hours of labor…cough…you’re welcome)

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When I was growing up, mom had an unfortunate obsession with Phil Collins…

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taught us how to dress for success…

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logged 23,500 miles power walking all over the northshore…

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made approximately 14,400 bagged lunches for us over a span of 20 years…

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and happily drove the 4 of us around all day everyday in a big brown van with a HUGE smile on her face the whole time….

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Yeah. Smile. We’ll go with that.

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When she retired a few years ago, she got us a hairy little brother named Charlie who sounds like Chewbacca…

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He tried to steal the title of favorite child…

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and with a face like this, the force was strong…

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But the sibling rivalry grew, and those of us who she actually, you know, birthed out of her nether-regions fought our way back up to the top by making baby…

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after baby….

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after baby…

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after baby.

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Yeah, she totally caved.

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Sorry, Charlie, babies are Nanna’s kryptonite. Muahahah.

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