Today is Mothers Day, so it’s time to say thanks to those who have an incredibly difficult job.

Mothers are amazing. They encourage, dare I say order us, to finish all our vegetables, dress warmly, wait 30 minutes after a meal before swimming, wear clean underwear, make sure the lid is down on the toilet, not run with scissors or sit too close to the TV, and remember to turn off the lights before I leave a room. Then, when we don’t do any of that, they still love us.

Most of us have jobs we deem as “important.” Some go off every day and sell widgets to the widgetless, some spend the day making burgers and fries, defending this great nation in the military, driving trucks, or topless dancing in a club to Joe Cocker’s “You Can Leave Your Hat On” while speaking loudly over the music, “Your usual table, Mr. Sheen?”

These are important jobs, but all still pale in comparison to the most important career in the world – trying to make sure the next generation isn’t exceedingly misguided due to lack of parental attention – and that is work! Work that is, or at least should be, noticed, appreciated and honored on Mothers Day.


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