On Mother's Day, my daughter's pre-school hosted a short program and invited mothers to come and watch. Among other things, they read entries from our children's journals. The teachers had asked the children questions and wrote their answers for them on a piece of paper. One teacher had asked my daughter when her mother was the happiest. Her reply? "When she puts me and my sister down for a nap!" How did she know? How had she sensed that what I really look forward to every day is that two hour block of uninterrupted time all to myself?! Of course I was very embarrassed. But not as much as another mother whose child's response to the question of what does your mom do during the day, was "Oh, she mostly watches t.v. and sleeps."
The next time I am invited to a Mother's Day program at one of my children's pre-schools, I think I will fake a head cold. Because the truth hurts!