March 14, 2011

I Appreciate You

Not Blessed Daddy said something I didn't appreciate this weekend. Well, you know, he probably said a million things that bugged me, but one stood out: "Why didn't you clean out the car this week? You were supposed to get that done." Now, that may not sound like a big deal. And in the grand scheme of things, it's not. It was the implied meaning that really got my goat (not that I have a goat).
"Why couldn't you clean out the car while you were home alone with the kids all week? Why can't you cook, clean, nurture, educate, shop, bathe, and JUST DO EVERYTHING??"

Well, damn. I always do everything- and it gets really tiring sometimes. Day in, day out- year in, year out. It's exhausting! It makes me tired to think about it.
So to all of you mothers out there, I would like to say:
I appreciate you!

I know you do everything. Behind the scenes, without recognition, you work your ass off. Every single goddamn day. Even if you are sick or exhausted, you take care of business.  And I think that's awesome- you rock! And this isn't any forced Mother's Day sentiment. This is just me, saying thank you for washing those 5,000 dishes. For cleaning up the puke all over the sheets. For washing the dog because no one else will. For those million boxes of macaroni and cheese you have lovingly prepared (almost) without complaint. 
I thank you for what you have done today, and every day that has come before it.
And I thank you for what you will do tomorrow.

And the day after that. And the day after that! And the next.... oh man, I need a drink.


  1. Gadget Guy makes digs like that at me too! I don't think he realizes when he says it, but it ticks me off!

  2. Awwww... I really liked this post! I'm lucky enough that my hubby rarely says these kinds of things (it may have to do with the reaction he gets from me - hard to say). He does tell me on occasion that he appreciates me, but somehow it means more coming from you - you're right there in the trenches with me!

    You know how they say soldiers bond? Mama's do too. I appreciate you NBM! (And I really appreciate that you take the time to blog so the rest of us can know that we're not alone!)

  3. Aww, thanks Sunshine! That just made my day. :)

  4. Thanks for this post! I am single, but for the first 18 months we lived together and I got that attitude a lot too. And yes to the dog washing! Why doesn't anyone notice when you do the thankless tasks like cleaning the stinky dog and picking up poop?


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