Being a mother is work. This is a notion that has been contended and defended for the longest time. So, it got me thinking. What if I had to interview for my job as “Mother”? Would I have flubbed it up or passed the interview with flying colors?
I began to think about what questions would be asked of me and I tried to remember interview conversations from my past. In recalling such, I recollected that most interview questions I have been asked, revolved around me describing myself, describing my qualifications, describing my flaws, describing my ideal job, describing my management style, etc. Description, description, description — that was what was wanted.
So, for the sake of a good time and of course some introspection, on this Mother’s Day, I am going to describe myself and my parenting style using the ten adjectives that I would have used had someone required me to do so.
Here are my adjectives (in no particular order):
Based on these and my descriptions, would you give me the job? The thing is, no mother’s parenting style is the same as another, nor better than the other. We each have our own unique “momma-style” that works for us and our family. Want to know if I would give you the job based on your adjectives? Share them with me and with each other, as you will be surprised how many similarities and differences exist between us “mothers” in this world.
Let me tell you this…if your ten adjectives all revolve around the fact that you love your children with every single ounce of your being, then you are hired. All any child needs from its mother, is to be loved “in gigantic quantities and with unbelievable quality” — Daniel Mackler
You got the job! Congratulations and Happy Mother’s Day!