A friend recently brought this article to my attention (thanks Misty!). Somehow it hit home...and somehow made me feel better about the lack of things I get done in a day yet how much stress I can feel while getting so little done! ;)
Having been a friend without kids to people with kids, I can kind of relate to "Tacoma." It's hard to understand just how demanding being a mother (or parent) is unless you've been there yourself. And it's easy to get your feelings hurt when a friend stops calling or puts you on the back burner (as I think happened to this reader).
However, after being a mom you realize just how many things you are responsible for. Trivial things, like putting away your toys when you're done with them, making sure little teeth are brushed, and that at least some fresh fruits and vegetables are eaten throughout the day. As well as the important things like teaching manners, about God, and holding hands before crossing the street. And I love how she mentions not pulling all the books off the shelf...I can sure relate to that! But to us parents who are currently in "kid-land," it's a good reminder to make time for the other people in our life as well.