this one is for the mamaws.

thinking of getting this for Mcakes. don't tell her, k?
So, I'm a total mamaw.  I use this word a lot when describing my favorite activities (snuggling, knitting, tea drinking, eating dinner way early, sending cards to all my youngin's - usually when the time is not right because I get easily confused, and going to sleep before the sun has completely gone to bed).  I've recently discovered that not everyone in the whole wide world is familiar with this word.  Let's use our context clues to try and figure out the word's meaning!  Okay, class?  What kind of person does all those things?  If you answered "a grandmother" then you are correct!  If you don't believe me, go to this link where wikitionary kindly breaks it down for ya.  You know this is correct and I'm not making it up because the internet never lies.  Especially sites that can easily be manipulated by so many.  Growing up I heard this term all the time so it's something I never realized wasn't used everywhere.  (I get confused easily.)  But yeah, a mamaw is your grandma.  Your grandfather is your papaw.  Obviously.  ~ThE mORe YoU KnOW~

Anyway - I'm a total MBMT (mamaw before my time) and I know I'm not alone.  Housewife often compares herself to a mamaw too.  We like to have sit down family dinners, drink some hot tea, go to our bedrooms early (after heavily moisturizing our ever-aging faces), read a little, and then LIGHTS OUT by 9.  Yes.  We are mamaws.  And you know what?  It's awesome.  I'm almost always well-rested.  Who cares if I'm in my midtwenties and I'm not out til the wee hours of the morning partying all day errday?  I did that for a period of time but then the real world* kicked my ass and told me "whoa girl, you can't keep doing this, I'm going to make you pay --- PAIN FOR DAYS."  So I listened to the real world and reserved party times for special occasions.  Or at least, let's say, not every other night like it used to be.  Ha.  But I am loving my mamaw status and if you are a mamaw, you should too!  So chin up, be a proud mamaw.  If you really just want to put on a face mask, knit some blankets, eat supper at 4:30, and go to bed before sunset on any given night - do it!  It's really (not) cool.  But whatevs.

I feel like this post is obnoxious?  Let's not change it though.  Also, I feel like I should confess that I wanted to fill it up with google image searched pictures of "mamaws" but then I thought of all the real life mamaws that I love dearly and their families love them dearly so maybe they don't want their image displayed on this dumb blog (even if I properly credit the source).  That's why I just put up the picture of the shirt I'm going to buy Mcakes and me.  Even if we don't really have "greatest blessings" in the traditional sense.  Our greatest blessings can be our animals and each other.  Boom.  Roasted.

*note:  I'm not referring to the shoulda-ended-an-eff-ton-of-seasons-ago MTV reality show.  I'm talking about ACTUAL REAL LIFE ON THIS PLANET EARTH.


  1. Luuuuuuuurrrrvvve.

    Going to bed before 9 is the new black.

  2. Nice! You've got a lovely blog, maybe you want to follow each other?:)


  3. Hi Emilija! I just checked out your blog and I love it! Definitely following now :)

    Also - LOVE your name!

  4. I've never heard the term "mamaw" before. Is there an emphasis on the w?

    Anyway, I'm totally an old lady as well. The funny thing is, I don't mind. Neither does the boyfriend. :)

  5. Think of it like saying "ma'am" and then "aw" but run it together :)

    Hope that makes sense!