Mums wish for a finding machine for Mother's Day

NOT everything is always what it seems.

If anyone has been watching those magician shows appearing on television lately you will know what I mean.

That English illusionist Dynamo is amazing.

No smoke and mirrors, he performs the seemingly simplest of tricks with mindboggling results.

These magicians show how everyday events can turn out different to what you expect.

It's all just like a day in my life, really.

I don't have mystery items appearing out of nowhere though.

Disappearing more like it.

Lost. Gone. Can't be found.

 

Harry Bruce's cartoon for the Supermum column published on May 9
Harry Bruce's cartoon for the Supermum column published on May 9 Harry Bruce

Like the kids shoes, as I am heading to the car ready to go.

 

If they can actually find them, like magic they no longer fit, or there is only one to be found.

If the kids have found both their shoes then most likely they won't be able to find their school hats. Or their lunchboxes. Or the homework they spent more time complaining about than actually doing, but now don't know where they put it.

You see where I am going here.

In these technological days you would think someone would have invented a finding machine.

Wouldn't that be wonderful.

No longer when you have mislaid the remote control would you spend hours searching while only able to watch ABC for Kids because you can't change channels without that little black gadget. I would finally know what happened to my emerald ring, where I left my favourite jacket, and I would find the matching pair to all those socks.

When the last piece of cake goes missing from the fridge, I would know who took it.

There are some days I would use it to find my sanity.

In a week I celebrate both my birthday and Mother's Day I think I deserve a wish or two.

I wish someone would invent that finding machine and give one to every mum in the world.

It would save so many household crises everywhere.

But we don't want it getting into the wrong hands.

After all, we don't want anyone else knowing who really ate that last piece of cake now, do we.

 

Super Mum with Sharyn O'Neill



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