I was watching Oprah again this week. I know, I know, I shouldn't even turn it on because I just get annoyed, but I had laundry to fold and I like to watch TV while I fold laundry. I try not to watch too much TV during the day, so I limit myslef to only watching while I fold laundry. This is a helpful tip for those of you like me who need help turning the TV off and keeping up with laundry. Well, that's my nugget of wisdom for today. Anyway, back to Oprah. They had a show about what it's really like to be a mom and I tell you, these women complained more that Walnut when he wants junk food. I just don't understand how a mother can find no joy in her children and I don't understand how hard it is to find time for shower. Now I am totally unorganized and don't even remember what color my family room carpet is supposed to be, but I manange to get my self washed and my kids fed with actual food pretty much every day.
I got into a conversation on Facebook about this with my friend, Tara, the other day and I had what might have been a profound thought about how motherhood holds little value in today's society. You hear statements all the time like "I love being home with my kids, but...", "I have fun with my kids, but...". There is always a qualifier. Being *just* a mom is not something that it's okay to value in our society.
Today I'm making a stand. I love being a mom. Period. End of sentence.