Tonight, I am tired. My children are all grown with children of their own, yet my mothering is not yet finished. I don’t want it to ever be finished. In the last 24 hours, I have had conversations with each of my children and my husband. I am no expert on any of the topics below, but I found it interesting when I stopped to consider the content of our conversations. It’s no wonder I’m tired.

Topics discussed in no particular order:

Zillow listings for purchase of a house.
Zestimates.
Is it a bad idea to finance a down payment?
The Landlord called.
Rent increase because of 13% HOA increase.
A baby’s projectile vomiting.
Kindergarten interview for admission to a private school.
Summer jobs for teens.
Receiving tenure as a professor.
Gallbladder attack and acute cholecystitis.
Recommendation of a surgeon.
Pandemic weariness.
Misinformation and mask controversies.
Spring break with stepchildren.
What’s for dinner?
Medical records for taxes.
A1C numbers.
Anti-inflammatory diets.
Gauge swatches for knitting.
What’s for dinner? Again.

As my father used to say, “Life is real.”

Glad to be here.

6 thoughts on “A Mother’s Work is Never Done

  1. You are right – mothering is never finished. But I understand why you are tired. Those discussions have to be mentally exhausting. Hopefully, tomorrow will be a better day!

  2. I love my mom so, so much. I call and/or text her for EVERYTHING – and then lose my mind when she doesn’t answer right away LOL. I have only a toddler, but I know my time is coming. I often worry I won’t have all the answers like my mom seems to have. 🙂

  3. So spot on about a mother’s job! Phrases that made me chuckle- “projectile vomiting”, “kindergarten interview”, and “anti-inflammatory diets”. Rest up for the next round of mothering.

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