A Mothers Day Safari….

Having plumbed the depths of love, guilt and sorrow in a 2012 tribute to my mother brought on by a visit to my childhood home, I pretty much ignored mothers day on this blog for the last two years.

Today, I take you on a lighthearted exploration of the maternal-filial bond with these four legged creatures, whose display of intense emotion was humbling to witness everytime.DSC_4737 copy 3

Behind all your stories is always your mother’s story.
Because hers is where yours begin.
~ Mitch Albom

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It’s not easy being a mother.
If it were easy, fathers would do it.”
~ From The Golden Girls-

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Mirror, mirror, on the wall, I am my mother after all!
~ Anon.

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My mother’s menu consisted of two choices:
Take it or leave it.
~ Buddy Hackett-

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If evolution really works, how come mothers
only have two hands? ~ Milton Berle
(This matriarch, incidentally, manages brilliantly with just one,
having lost the other in a poachers trap.)-

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Don’t ever tell the mother of a newborn
that her baby’s smile is just gas.
~ Jill Woodhull-

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Mothers are fonder than fathers of their children because
they are more certain they are their own.
~ Aristotle

And to all young two legged mothers out there, and especially to my dear frazzled daughter who I haven’t spoken to for five uninterrupted minutes ever since her second offspring learnt to speak:

A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car forever after.”
~ Peter De Vries

That too shall pass. But I can attest with some authority that you will be surprised by the intensity of your longing to be back in that driver’s seat when it does. Happy Mothers Day!

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on instagram.com/theurgetowander

94 thoughts on “A Mothers Day Safari….

  1. That’s so beautiful. Love the pictures and the quotes. Mother’s are always special.

  2. Oh God. You spoke my heart. My girls are twenty &fifteen now and still the sweetest but I so long for those days when, to them, I was Goddess😏

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