At a friend's birthday party the other day, a young married woman(she is not yet a mom) asked me, "What is the hardest thing about being a mother?" I looked at her ,DUH.. and then I told her guilt. I never even knew the word existed until I had kids, and from the moment they popped out it has been the driving factor of my existence! But,for one day I throw it out the window and pat myself on my back. I focus on the awesomeness of my mothering. I allow my kids, and husband to shower me with praise, wait on me, give me gifts, and take care of my needs. I don't do this for myself, please, that would make me a "bad mother",I do it because I know that it brings them great joy to be able to pamper me, it fills a need they have, to show that even though they don't express it daily that they do appreciate all I do for them!So,being the great mom that I am I do my duty and enjoy the day, doing whatever I want, when I want, how I want. On Mother's Day, well what can I say..It's Good to be the Mom!
So Happy Mother's Day, to all the Mother's everywhere, go enjoy your day. Pamper yourself- I give you permission to have a guilt-free,day!