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As mother's day is fast approaching I see many emails float across my screen with messages explaining why we love our mothers, why mother's are angel's on earth, and the endless list of tasks that mothers do daily without a second thought. While they are most complimentary, one point always comes to my mind... Mother's are often thought of as martyrs or angels giving selflessly to their families and friends. To be honest I am tired of being painted with this heavy, heavy brush and I don't want my daughter to grow up thinking that is how mothers should be. So I have created my own list of what a mother is...

1.Mom's are funny and wonderfully quick witted.
2.Mom's are unorganized at times and that is OK, we are human.
3.Mom's like to pamper themselves with chocolate, massages and wine.
4.Mom's lose their cool sometimes, things really can frustrate us.
5.Mom's like to put their feet up and watch Grey's Anatomy.
6.Mom's really don't like household chores.
7.Mom's love to shop and have Dad cook dinner and clean the house 50% of the time.
8.Mom's do forget things like soccer practice and doctor's appointments.
9.Mom's do make mistakes and sometimes it is hard to swallow our pride and say...I'm sorry.
10.Mom's do love to spend time with their children aside from homework and meals.  

I guess what I am saying is we are only human and I hope all those future mother's out there do not fall prey to the martyr syndrome, it is unrealistic and a big burden to live like an angel for the rest of your life.
Happy  Mother's Day to all your great ladies out there!




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