Saturday, May 7, 2011

Things Only a Mother Can Do

Things Only a Mother Can Do

Fold fitted sheets

Retrieve unflushable objects from the toilet – sometimes with her bare hands

Silently speak volumes with The Look
(although mine needs some work!)

Make something simple like cinnamon toast or sliced apples so perfectly that her children won’t eat any one else’s

Feel a twinge of sadness when maternity clothes are no longer needed

Refuse to pick up stray animals and not feel guilty about it

Sense when her kids are quietly up to no good

Fit more dirty dishes in the dishwasher than anyone else

Slice the last cupcake (or Dunkin Donut) into equal pieces for everyone

Empty the pockets of little boys and not be shocked by what she may find in them.  Dead or alive. 

Make each child feel like the favorite

Get by with little sleep, no vacation and no pay, and still think parenting is the best job in the world! 
(although she may not come to this conclusion until she’s a grandmother)

1 comment:

  1. Only a mum can kiss owies better. Dad won't do, no matter the child's age.

    Hope you had a nice Mother's Day.

    Best wishes
    Jen in Oz