The Many Roles of … Mom

When you become a mother, you become more than a mother. You take on a variety of roles. In the 9 months that Ella has been with us, I have seen my wife, Sam, take on many of these roles. Before we ever got married, I was amazed at all the things she did. She was a master multitasker. Now, as a mother, she has gone above and beyond what she did before.

Think about the various roles a mother takes on:

  • Master Chef
  • A Teacher
  • A Nanny
  • A Nurse
  • A Taxi Driver
  • A Counselor
  • A Comforter
  • An Alarm Clock
  • A Photographer
  • A Cheerleader
  • A Hero
  • A Party Planner
  • A Personal Shopper
  • A Hair Stylist
  • A Secretary

And, of course, a housekeeper. In preparation for putting up the Christmas tree, we were cleaning the house. Sam said she needed to vacuum. I walked out of the room to put something in the kitchen, and I walked back into the room and caught this:

Sam was vacuuming with Ella in her arms! When I asked what she was doing, she said, “I always hold her while vacuuming … unless she is napping.” I find it hard to make a bottle while holding Ella, yet my wife multitasks and does all kinds of things with Ella in tow. She never ceases to amaze me.

I just wanted to make sure that she got some kudos for all that she does for Ella and me. Thank you, baby! We love you and we agree….