It’s Wacky Facts Wednesday, people, and Mom is coming in strong with this week’s fact. Apparently, yawns are contagious for dogs, too. Who would’ve thought? It’s pretty much a medical mystery why yawns are so contagious among people, so it kind of makes sense that other animals also experience the phenomenon and we have no idea why.
Our question, though, is did this mom figure this out by yawning in front of the dog, or did she learn this information first and then test it out on poor old Fido? Either way, we imagine that there is a very tired dog in that house all of a sudden.
Still Relevant Today
This mom note comes straight from 2004. While a lot has changed in the world, some things will always stay the same. There will always be kids who don't tidy their room and throw their clothes all over the place. In a way, it's comforting. But probably not to this mom.
Thankfully, she's gone ahead and written out an easy-to-follow guide on what to do with clothing in varying degrees of cleanliness, and where they should be put. Did these kids learn? No idea, but this note is framed somewhere in their house, so it clearly had some kind of impact.
A classic joke in a lunchbox note. These simple pleasures in life are the ones worth remembering. It makes the most sense that the child receiving this note is not yet a teenager, but we think even older kids would appreciate this note and cute joke.
It's also got an impressive illustration, and many moms on this list are clearly very talented. The joke itself won't win any breakthrough comedy awards, but it's a tried and true knock-knock joke, so you can't really go wrong with that. At the rate of these lunchbox notes, we hope the lunches themselves can live up to the standards set by these notes.
Blurry but Beautiful
This note is a little blurry, but the message is inspirational nonetheless. We don't know what this daughter was going through at this point in her life, but Mom has swooped in with a comforting message to reassure her that it will all be okay. Life's tough sometimes, and it's helpful to know that your mom is in your corner to get you through it.
Given that this daughter posted online about this note, we can imagine that she feels the love and support from her mom, and agrees with the message! Now all she has to work on is maybe focusing the camera a little better so that no one thinks they need to get their eyes checked when viewing her Instagram.
Saving Marine Life
This mom had been on a vegetarian diet for the summer before she started trying to eat fish again. It was a recommendation from her doctor, and while she tried her hardest to reintroduce fish into her diet, the fish ultimately won. The salmon can rejoice that they are slightly less threatened now that this mom doesn't like the taste anymore.
It's tough trying to change your eating habits only to learn that you no longer even like your healthy foods. Why couldn't it have been chocolate? Or french fries? Maybe this battle will be revisited another time, but for now, the fish can rest easy.