Happy Mother’s Day to all the stay-at-home moms!
On Mother’s Day, I wish you
A peaceful bathroom break,
An uninterrupted long shower, and
A decent sit-down meal on a clean dining table.
It really isn’t so bad, right?
Whenever I’m in the middle of the toddler’s temper tantrum, I reminisce about the times I had to manage those difficult, demanding clients at work. And I am reminded that at least my daughter gives me a kiss and an I Love You a moment later.
Whenever I start to complain about how disheveled my clothes are (or how I still haven’t got the time to change or shower), I think about the times back at work when I forget to drink water or pee because of the endless calls and meetings. And I am reminded that at least I can still take a bathroom break, although I can’t remember the time I was alone in those breaks.
Whenever I find myself standing in the kitchen trying to gobble up my 2-minute instant lunch, while the kids have forgotten me for a moment, I tell myself to be grateful anyway. Soon, I will return to work and miss these moments. Soon, the kids will all have grown up and I have the house all to myself, and I know I will look back to these days and know they were the best times of my life.
This Mother’s Day, I’d like to remind myself how lucky I am to be given the opportunity to stay home and take care of the kids.
Sharing an article I’ve read last year: The Stay-at-Home Mom Conspiracy Theory