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Wednesday, October 6, 2010
My husband has been sick for two weeks. He has been told to stay off his feet and needs a lot of rest. Enter Super Mom. My role in the home on a regular basis - is "doing my best mom". I get home from work and make sure everyone is fed, homework is done, lunches are emptied and re-made, counters are wiped, dishes are done, garbage is put where garbage goes, after work/school commitments are met, groceries are got and so on. But when my other half is sick, I have no breaks. I have all my responsibilities plus my spouses such as taking out the recycling, giving baths, doing laundry and providing all the necessities of bedtime. And instead of feeling resentful or tired - well ok, I'm a little bit of both - but I carry through. Why? Because I'm Super Mom and I know what it's like to power through fatigue and a need for a break. I get up in the morning at 6:30 am so that I may shower and get dressed prior to getting up my children and ensuring that they are fed, brushed and dressed and if I have time I may have a bite to eat before I head out the door. I take the kiddo's to school, drive to work, park, walk 7 mins to the coffee shop, grab myself a coffee and walk another 5 minutes to my work. Once I'm there I finally sit down, open my coffee and relax. Yes, I'm at work and I'm relaxing - or sitting if you will. I work an 8 hour day and it starts all over again and for the last two weeks it includes all the little things my husband usually does...make dinner, give baths, put the girls to bed, make sure teeth are brushed, take out the recycling and so on. But I won't wait for praise or thanks, because, like all of us, I'm Super Mom. Impervious to fatigue and temper tantrums, carrying my cape humbly I carry on.