I didn't even know this was an actual award.

I just learned something new. The Quad Cities has an Irish Mother of the Year award. I can only imagine the qualifications that are necessary for this one. I know if there were another contest in the land of 'somewhere funny,' these would be the qualifications.

1. She keeps her sanity one way or another.

Not that I think Irish mothers are lushes, no, not at all. It's just, with our strong heritage in fine Irish pleasantries, that it might really be a genetic necessity, at times (and in moderation). That's all.

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2. They aren't called the 'Fighting Irish' for no reason.

'When mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy,' they say. And if the 'they' are Irish, then everyone knows it when she ain't happy. There is no 'Wait til your father gets home!' about it. She will take care of business right then and there. She doesn't think twice about speaking exactly what is on her mind. When she turns green like this, it's a sure sign she's Irish.

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3. For as angry as she gets, her love is even more fierce.

Irish moms are passionate about everything. Things they say, things they do and nothing quite compares to a 'mamabear' qualities of an Irish mom.  She has the power to 'take you out of this world' like some Moms threaten, but loves you so much, you wouldn't want to do anything to make her.

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And she'll have a great sense of humor, too!

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If you're seriously looking to know more about the actual award for Irish Mothers of the Year from the St. Patrick Society, click HERE.