Home from work in time to cook dinner the last 3 nights?
House spic and span?
Fridge and pantry well stocked with nutritious food?
Washing folded and back in drawers?
Resumed nagging about chores, showering, shoe cleaning, tooth brushing, hair shampooing and room tidying?
Back in the running for mother of the year?
What a relief!
I was really starting to worry that I was turning in to one of those mothers whose own needs superseded those of their child. I realise now that I’m unlikely to leave any significant mark on this world so I consider that my main reason for being here is to raise a good and useful citizen who may be in a better position (i.e. smarter and more able) to leave his positive mark on the world.
I know that in only a few short years, the boy/man will be doing his own thing and may or may not be regularly in my life and I accept that but…
I would hate myself if any ambivalence on his part related to his perception of ambivalence on mine.