Mom for a Day
Yesterday was Mother's Day. I gave my wife the usual gift -- I do everything that needs to be done around the house, and she gets to lounge around and do exactly whatever she pleases. My work started with planning a menu and doing the grocery shopping on Saturday. On Mother's Day, I made a fancy brunch and dinner. Luckily the kids helped out. It was a ton of work. I like to cook, but I rarely have the time to do it right.
There is something to be said for trading places with someone. Now, my wife is a great cook, but even she doesn't make elaborate meals every day. But, I am sure there are many days where she is as tired as I was at the end of the day. Really appreciating what she does every day is a great gift that we all share.