Funny Mom Quotes for Mothers Day

“Mother (n). One person who does the work of twenty. For free. 

See also: Saint, Wonder Woman.”

Over the years there has been an evolution of Happy Mother’s Day quotes. They used to be sweet or inspirational quotes, thanking your mom for being your mother. The tone has changed: they used to be sweet, now they are funny or just plain outrageous.

I suppose that is the consequence of a child becoming a parent herself.

 Maybe, there is altogether too much “quoting”. Mabe, these days on Mother’s Day, Mom just wants a smile, an acknowledgment, and a bit of silence, vocal, written, or otherwise.

Funny and Inspirational Mom Quotes for Mothers Day

I wonder if moms wake up on Mother’s Day and just wish they could hide. Sometimes accepting compliments and gifts and sub-standard breakfast in bed can be quite intimidating (especially when you have been a mom for a long time.)

I think most Moms – as dawn breaks on yet another Mother’s Day –  just tell themselves to smile, be gracious and say thank you: something their moms would have taught them to do.

I think, years after doing the actual day-to-day “mothering” (aka worrying about everything)  

“Sweater, n: garment worn by a child when its mother is feeling chilly”;

…a Mother’s Day message is at best, sweet…

“If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love” Stevie Wonder.

 Or at worst another duty of motherhood to endure and end up feeling guilty about, because she doesn’t believe that she lives up to the lofty words:

“When you are looking at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know”. Charley Benetto. I mean, no pressure, Mom.

 As Reese Witherspoon quips: “Silence is golden unless you have kids, then silence is just suspicious”. But perhaps Mom would appreciate a little bit of silence.

So maybe giving Mom some space and a giggle is the best gift you can give her on Mother’s Day. Like: “Insanity is hereditary you get it from your children. “ Sam Levensohn.

And then… leave her alone.

I mean you don’t let her stalk you no matter what day it is! (“Mom, I love you, though I’ll never accept your friend request.”)

When my Mom hears my voice or sees a call from me, she probably thinks:

  1. I have lost something. “Nothing is really lost until your mom can’t find it.” 
  2. I can’t remember something that she has told me a million times: “A Mother is a person you can always call to see how long chicken lasts in the fridge.” 
  3. I am asking for a loan. “I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them.” Phyllis Diller

 Yes, she does still worry about you: “Like all parents, my husband and I just do the best we can, and hold our breath, and hope we’ve set aside enough money to pay for our kid’s therapy.” Michelle Pfeiffer.

 But, Mom just wants to do her thing. As they say “Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age.”

 Maybe on Mother’s Day after the “quick” bombardment of love ( “My mother told me a million times not to exaggerate.”) give her space and remember:

 “If at first, you don’t succeed, try doing it the way your mom told you to do it from the start.”


Steven Gregory