I recently discovered this poem about motherhood again and I absolutely love it. For those particularly with children under 5 years, this was such an encouragement to me when I parented my toddler and preschooler. It reminds us mums that actually, we achieve a lot in one day.
“Today I left some dishes dirty
the bed got made about two-thirty
the crumbs I spilled the day before
were staring at me on the floor
the dirt streaks on the window panes
will still be there next time it rains
what shame o lazy one I say…
now just what did I do today?
I nursed a baby while he slept
I held a toddler while she wept
I played a game of hide and seek
I squeezed a toy so it would speak
I pushed a swing, I sang a song
I taught a child what’s right and wrong
What did I do this whole day through?
Not much that shows, I guess it’s true
Unless you think that what I’ve done
Might be important to someone
With brightest eyes and softest hair
If that is true – I’ve done my share!”