My friend Cari sent me a link to this video. I almost didn't watch it (sorry, C!) because it's seven minutes long and I'm very, very stingy about how I disburse my oh-so-valuable nap time minutes. But wow. I'm glad I did watch, and I'm especially glad I followed her instruction to grab a tissue. This is something you moms absolutely need to watch, particularly if you ever feel like your days are lived on a hamster wheel, working and running and exhausting yourself and waking up to do the exact same thing again the next morning, a seemingly endless (and let's face it, sometimes thankless) effort. You do this motherhood job splattered in spit up and/or smeared with peanut butter, some mysterious crust on your sweatshirt sleeve. You do all those "ordinary" things as you navigate your daily routine, and they can seem so mundane, almost demeaning when the day has been particularly long. Watch this video, and you may actually cherish that crusty sleeve of yours.
Thanks, Cari, for sending this. I can always count on you to inspire me!