Wednesday, May 9, 2012

What does a Mom do?



For all the Moms out there:

“Mommy, what DO you do?”

The tone in my eight year old daughter's question jumped on me like a spider monkey. I knew I needed to calm myself down before I responded, so I thought about my day for a second.

I start each morning by wrestling you out of bed.
I make sure you have a full tummy and a straight ponytail.
I supervise the brushing of your teeth so you don't have puppy breath.
I pack your lunch and backpack while you're putting on the shoes we just spent 10 minutes arguing about.
I keep your drawers full of clean panties and your closet full of your favorite dresses.
I make it possible for you to walk across your bedroom floor everyday without being pierced in the foot by a small toy.
I constantly dust and vacuum because of that allergy issue you have.
I take care of the dog you just 'had to have' but do nothing for.
I meet a few ladies for Bible study so that no one gets hurt.
I drive you across town to ballet or gymnastics, depending on the day.
I hurry home and help you with your homework just before I make a dinner you will think is gross.
I supervise bath time and begin the nightly negotiations of how much TV time will be allowed.
I read your favorite story for the millionth time using the character voices that need to be 'just right'.
I listen to your bedtime prayers which normally include every family member by name. Aunts, uncles, cousins...all of them.
Oh, and then there's the list of things I do for your dad and your brother because you're not the only person in this family.

I took in a deep breath and smiled.

“I just do my best.”

Have a blessed Mother's Day!
Jennifer

Her children arise and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women do noble things, but you surpass them all.” Proverbs 31:28-29

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, i felt the "have to" take a nap after just reading that!! You're a fabulous mm and a great inspiration.
If I don't say it, thanks for words every week, they are truly appreciated :-)

Karen Medzorian

Jennifer said...

Thanks Karen! This was fun to write, and I'm so thankful she's older now. Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day!
Jennifer

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