Saturday, January 11, 2014

Old Mother Hens


We've gone from one extreme to another with weather; from -20F to +29F in two days! Welcome to Wisconsin!

Presently sleet is falling from the sky. There are all kinds of warnings on TV about slippery roads, urging people not to go out if they don't have to. The ice and/or rain stretches from the southern border of Wisconsin midway up the state and is expected to change over to all rain tomorrow. Crazy! Three days ago we were hibernating because the night time wind chill factor was -50 and daytime temperatures were -10 with a -30 wind  chill..

Which leads me to the Mother Hen thing. Our daughter and son-in-law are 40ish and certainly not young children. But they are still our chicks, and I do worry about them when the weather is bad.  They both take major 4-lane highways to and from work and I knew they would be slippery! So tonight I just had to call them. SIL happened to answer his cell and was very good natured about it tonight, but I know some times when I call to check in, they get a little irritated and really don't understand why I do it. Guess I'm just a mother hen because I like to know that the chicks are safe.  They are all we have left!

Are you this way? Or, was your mother like this? I automatically called my mother after we moved north 140 miles and would return home after visiting for a weekend down there. She appreciated it and said she was getting kind of worried about us and was hoping we would call. It was especially important during the winter months when quite often we'd be driving back north on slippery roads.  Oh well - I'll keep calling the chicks, and they will continue to get a little irritated now and then when I do.   Such is life I guess!

I freely admit it - I'm a Mother Hen!

Until next time,



  1. Oh, yes! I'm a "mother hen!" My husband is also a good fill-in.:-) I just send email to our three daughters every morning and every night. One of them we hear from daily, the others on an irregular basis. Once a mother, always a mother! Stay safe and warm!

  2. Nellie said it through and through! YES!

  3. It doesn't matter how old the children are. As Nellie said, once a mother always a mother. It's the way God made us. I have read and I agree with the statement that a mother's love is the purest of loves. We will do anything for our children.

  4. @MissBusyBiz is adorable. I'm done now.

  5. I am definitely a mother hen. I always have family call me when they get home after visiting me. That will never change!

  6. I think it's great that you're still the mother hen. Your daughter & SIL may sound a little irritated, but the truth is, deep down they appreciate that you care!

  7. There is nothing wrong with being a Mother Hen. It think it is very thoughtful when people check up on someone. I am a mother Hen too even though I don't have any children. But I like to know if my friends are all right after visiting me etc.
    We still gotta go dancing Mary. LOL. Take good care.

  8. The Shepherd, who is an "only" doesn't understand the bond that I have with my sisters. We Mother Hen each other as our parents passed away in 1978, and we are pretty close.

    Thanks for stopping by to wish me a Happy Birthday! T.

  9. I always got a little annoyed whenever my grandma would call to check on us. I'd give anything to be able to talk to her again. No matter how old our children are, they'll always be our kids.



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