By the end of the day, most of the items on my list were scratched off. And I still had time to hang with Aiden, give him the energy he deserves, and be engrossed in his world. Then I felt like I was on top of the world, because, man, mommas can do things like that -- be tired and drained and spread-thin, but still get things done. Like a true boss!
Seriously, it amazes me at how mothers do all that they do. And so gracefully and seemingly effortlessly.
So this post goes out to you.
To stay-at-home moms: I commend you for being with your children all day and not go insane. You rock!
To working moms: I applaud you for giving your all at work, somehow re-fueling on the way home, and then giving your all yet again. You rock!
To young moms: I'm so impressed that you can take care of someone else while still trying to grow and figure out who you are. You rock!
To single moms: I admire that you can raise kids without having anyone to pass them off to when the going gets rough, yet still be able to keep your sanity. You rock!
The bottom line? Moms rock.
With all its super-human requirements, at times it seems as though motherhood is not a job for mere mortals. And yet, you've somehow figured out how to get the job done. Gracefully. And lovingly.
High-fives all around.