Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!

Mother Goose and Babies

Here's a shout-out to mothers everywhere on their special day...Happy Mother's Day!

I just called my mother (who lives in Ontario unfortunately, so I don't get to see her as much as I'd like to). Of all the nerve, mom wasn't home! Hopefully my dad has taken her out somewhere special.

I don't know how my mom gathered the strength to raise me. I was a handful by the time I hit my teens. Never once did she say, "Wait until you have kids of your own." Well, I never had kids so I didn't get a payback. I always knew I was too selfish with my time to have kids. My mom was a pretty traditional stay-at-home mother but when I was in my mid-teens she went back to school and got her Bachelor of Science degree. She got a job in a lab after that and worked full-time but she still did all the other things she used to do too, including housecleaning, laundry, cooking all the meals, and baking. I'm embarrassed to say that I wasn't much help around the house and neither were my brother and sister.

O.K., enough of the guilt fest! Probably a lot of us kids have regrets about how we took our mothers for granted. I try to remember that she won't be around forever but that's a strange feeling because she's always been there when I needed her. That's what moms are all about. They just can't seem to help it.
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