"Mommy! I need you."
The shout resonates in my head as I try to drown the screams for just ten minutes in the shower. I desperately want just a few moments to myself. Just a minute to regroup my wits before heading out into the raging life of a mother with children.
I sigh as the water pours down on my head and muffles the cries. Though soon, a banging on the door accompanied by a wail. And then, the worst sound ever. The scuffle of the door opening and little feet hurdling towards the shower curtain. The swift cool breeze that sucks out all the steam I worked so hard to shroud around me.
The curtain unceremoniously gets thrown aside and little eyes stare up at me.
That signals my time to get out of the shower.
Admit it. You have all had moments like this. You have all felt the longing for just two minutes to be in the bathroom undisturbed. You have lived this very scene many times before.
Its true. Mothers have it hard.
Lets be honest, we probably have the most under appreciated job in the world. And it is HARD! It is not easy, and it doesn't end after 40 hours are worked. It goes on and on and on for the rest of our lives. Even after the children are grown, mothers are still mothers.
I have seen and known some amazing women in my time. Some women who have sacrificed so much of themselves, they never had anything left for them. Women who have given everything they had to their families, their children.
On my sidebar I have a quote that I love and try to live by.