"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.