I have a confession.
For as much as advocate for stay-at-home mothers;
For as much as I remind my friends that what they do has value;
For as much as I believe that motherhood is one of the most important jobs in the world…
When asked what I do, I frequently reply,
“Oh, I’m just a Mom”
Or even worse, “I don’t work. I’m just a Mom.”
Why do I do that?
I am household manager, on call-nurse, home educator, counselor, day time entertainment, night time entertainment, on call night nurse, cook, baker, comforter, rule enforcer, librarian, book reader, referee, swim instructor, lifeguard, zoo keeper, keeper of secrets, encourager, Manners Police, search and rescue of lost toys, historian, photographer, event planner, personal shopper, child safety expert, car seat installer, housekeeper, laundress, and so much more that I cannot even remember right now out of shear exhaustion.
A mother isn’t just any one thing.
So, why do I say that?
I need to work on that.
I just found out that The Motherload has a similar post! Great minds think alike! Which is probably more of a compliment for me than her! I’ve been brain dead lately and mulling over a few topics that are causing me heart ache…this being one of them.