Saturday, May 12, 2007

One for the Ladies...

Tomorrow is Mother's Day, an opportunity to honor one half of the tandem that gave you your chromosomes, your mother. Seriously, there is something about a connection between a mother and her children that cannot be matched by anyone. It's a strong bond that can only be cut under the most dire and desperate of situations.

Mothers perform a vital role in the development of their children. Fathers dole out discipline, while mothers temper it with love. Mothers create a balance and nurture it throughout their lives. It's something we don't often think about these days, unfortunately.

Fortunately, more and more women are thinking about it and taking their responsibilities for raising their children more seriously. Women are giving up high paying jobs with important titles to take a lower-paying, but more important title: Mom. This torques off so-called feminists because to them children are little more than accessories to be tossed aside so the woman can have a career. Of course, what these "feminists" don't understand is that once you have a child, it cannot and should not be an accessory like a Having-It-All Barbie. A mother's main job is to ensure the emotional well-being of their children. And not being on that job is far worse than not being at a paying job.

So, to all you mothers out there who have met and continue to meet the emotional needs of your children, I thank you. Take the day off and let your kids do all the work. Why? To borrow one of your favorite phrases, "Because I said so."

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