There’s no end to the many hats of motherhood. Mothers must be part chameleons or magicians. How else could we change our demeanor or adapt to the needs of others so quickly? Superman at least had a phone booth to change in. Moms have to switch gears on the fly. One minute the police cap of a disciplinarian is on your head; the next, you’re wearing one of a nurse. We never know from morning to morning or minute to minute what role we must perform. It doesn’t matter. We do it. Catering to the whims of a toddler or the emotions of a teenager is trying. Our job continues into the adulthoods of our children. Learning how to love and care for our children in each phase of their life isn’t easy.
Motherhood is the most challenging and, simultaneously, the most rewarding job. The pay of being a mother is that of a pauper but with the pride of a princess. No matter how grown up our children are, they still need us to change our hats frequently. The days of being needed are never-ending. Truth be told, we wouldn’t have it any other way. When we think we have our kids figured out, they throw us for a loop. Mothering requires women to change hats and tactics quickly. When it comes to being a mother, there is no such thing as a “jack of all trades and a master of none.” We have to make it all work.
Moms get occasional breaks but no days off. So to all the mothers out there, “Take a break this Mother’s Day. Wear the hat you feel best in. And thank you for wearing your many hats of motherhood. None of us could do life without your love and dedication.”