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)