There comes a point in life, when you at least consider your own death. For most of us, this doesn’t come until life seems to calm down and our children have grown to the bittersweet age of being able to take care of themselves.
It is the question of every parent at the end of a long day. Here you are, spending time with the people you love the most – and you feel like a broken record barking orders, telling them, No, nit-picking them for everything they do, constantly nagging – and completely frustrated as you try to tend to their every whim.
In most families today, there is one person who handles the finances. Another who handles the yard work. One person who is most responsible for the kids. There might be another who plans meals and cooks, or a person in charge of keeping the house clean. But when it really comes down to it, who is the boss?
It’s everywhere. Mothers complaining on Facebook, at the ball fields, on Instagram, sitting around in tribes during PTO meetings, tweeting on Twitter, and commiserating with one another about how sick and darn tired they are of doing every little thing for their children.
One of the things that set women who knowingly become single parents versus those that become single mothers accidentally (through divorce or unprotected sex) is that the women choosing pregnancy alone are prepared.
The biggest difference between them (meaning my kids) and the folks at Wal-Mart or the check out girl at the fast food drive through is that I am not getting paid in any form of currency. Besides love of course! (And admittedly, even that is sometimes subjective to their behavior).
Being a mother! It’s one of the most amazing things in the world, right? It’s the job that keeps on giving – even though some of the gifts, like 3am puke infested wake-up calls, may be a little more than you expected.
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