Sunday, May 8, 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)

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