Why Moms Need Moms – A Messy Tribute to Moms for Mother’s Day

WhyMomsNeedMomsMother’s Day Weekend is nearly here and this is a tribute to moms everywhere.  Not to this mom specifically, but to all moms and the moms that support this one.

Moms are very good at taking care of what is needed.  On the job training has taught moms how to clean up messes, sooth hurt feelings, bandage up injuries and make life better for those around them.  Moms encourage.  Moms comfort.  Moms get things done.

Although this training is in taking care of kids, mom’s super powers can benefit all.  Let me tell you about the Super Mom and the queso.

Last week I was preparing queso at my daughter’s school party.  As the cheese was melting, I managed to spill a bowl full down the entire length of my jeans.  And it was hot.  Hot, hot, hot.

For a moment, I was stunned by the burning cheese.  And then I was alarmed that I would be wearing queso covered jeans for the entire day.

In the next moment, I had a mom handing me a wet towel, wiping up the floor and offering to cover for me while I ran home for new pants.  And I was grateful.

I did not ask for help.  I did not know the next step to take.  I just got taken care of. 

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Most days I do not have burning hot queso dripping down my leg, but moms still take care of me.

Not long after the queso incident, I took the kids out to lunch.  Some friends met us to celebrate a birthday, and all was going fine until baby James threw up.  On me.  Several times.

For a moment I was stunned by explosion.  And then I was alarmed that the chicken nuggets would be ruined.

In the next moment, I had a mom handing me napkins, another handing me wipes, another moving the food and another watching my other kids.
Once again, I did not ask for help.  I did not know the next step to take.  I just got taken care of.

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Fortunately, I also do not get thrown up on most days, but moms still take care of me.

Not too long ago I took my 3 kids to an indoor play place.  No one got hurt and not one got sick.  In fact, there was nothing exceptional about the trip except that it came at the end of a long day.

By the end of the visit, I had used up most of my mom tricks and was exhausted.  At the point when I was not sure if I would ever get my kids to the car, another mom came over to me.  She told me that she had been watching me and that I was a very good mother.

And I was no longer tired.
Once again, I did not ask for help.  I did not know the next step to take.  I just got taken care of.

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So thank you moms, for taking care of moms.  And thank you specifically for taking care of this mom.


Comments

  1. Pubah` says:

    What a fitting tribute to moms everywhere!

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