While my feelings on Mother’s Day are many and varied, as are those of the multitudes who have written about it on the internet, I just wouldn’t feel right letting the day go by without posting a huge thank you to all the moms out there.
I just want to let all the mothers in my life, all the moms who read this blog, all the moms out there working hard that I appreciate what you do and most likely so do your children and husbands and partners and whoever, even if they don’t show it. I want to let you know that even if this day is overly commercial and far from the sentiment that it set out for in the beginning, it is totally ok to want a little recognition sometimes. Please don’t feel guilty for expecting a thank you or an hour or two to yourself to do something that you want to do or even a bouquet of flowers. This job is hard and you totally deserve it.
So there! I said it! I hope you all had a wonderful day with (or without) your families. If not, when the kids are in bed, sit down, have a treat or a glass of wine or watch some heinous reality tv or read a book, smile, take a breath, and know that what you do is important and amazing and awesome and I think you’re special.