I saw an article recently that depressed and dismayed me about a dad who said, “You’re not my mother,” when the wife inquired why she didn’t ever even receive a Mother’s Day card. Why this is a sad but true statement, she is still the mother to his children. That’s why I say this, moms you work hard and you deserve a little celebration.
Here are ten reasons dads need to celebrate not only their own mothers but their children’s mothers too.
- A lot of times she’s set up celebrations for everyone else including her mother-in-law. This is the time to reciprocate and say thank you.
- Who do you think has refilled the soap in the shower and the toilet paper in the bathroom for the past ten years? You’re welcome.
- She’s spent countless hours never complaining preparing the kid’s schedule so that every homework and school project was done on time.
- Because there was a time for about two years when the mother of your children averaged four to five hours of sleep per night.
- She’s made 10,000 lunches over the years and possibly some of those included yours.
- She’s been thrown up on an undisclosed number of times–yet she was more worried about the children than the fact that she was covered in barf.
- She celebrates you spectacularly on Father’s Day even if she hasn’t always had the best Mother’s Day.
- When the kids were sick, she watched endless hours of Nickelodeon TV shows with your children including the dreaded Caillou.
- She gives it all that she’s got– whether it be in the house full time or split between work and home. The mother of your children is a superhero.
- She fearlessly birthed your children and that is at least worth a trip to the Hallmark store.
Dads take note: Mother’s Day is a day to “celebrate” ALL moms –not just your own. And there’s no better way to teach our children how special mom is then by showing them.