Let me start by saying that being a mother has to be the hardest and possibly the most thankless job in the world.
Just take a look at what the average mom will go through in the 6570 days (18 years) until her brood finally leaves home. But can she rest then…No. Then her work really starts after they return home with grandchildren.
Meals cooked – 3 times per day @ 60 minutes per meal = 821.25 Days
Dishes washed – being conservative to say once a day for 30 minutes = 136.875 days
Laundry – once per week @ 6 hours = 234.65 days
Grocery Shopping – once per week @ 3 hours 117.32 days
Being a doctor to colds, mumps, measles, teenage depression, husband’s bad day at work…etc. – 273.75 days
Sleep – 6 hours per night if she is lucky – 1642.5
Cleaning up the mess around the house – Vacuuming, dusting, mopping, picking up dirty underwear stuffed under the kid’s bed. – 547.5 days
That works out to be 3773.84 Days
That leaves 2796 days or (DRUM ROLL PLEASE)
2.39 hours per day… to work her full time job of 40 hours a week
So this is for you dear mother
You are the strength and determination That keeps the gears of life greased With your inspiration You are the compassion, the forgiveness The hope, the love The dreams fulfilled You are the safe haven Those happy memories The joy, the life, the beginning You are the sleepless, scared and scarred The comforter of the sick and week You are without complaint You are Mother
The Backyard Poet
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