To make my blog more equal opportunity for you visual learners out there, I now include a weekly post of an image that comes up when I google “mother images.” Because I am well-read and classy I then enlighten you by interpreting how the image captures real moments in Motherhood.
Ah yes. Cold and flu season is upon us. To the left we have the perfect depiction of mother with plague. As we all know, a household with sick child or sick partner (so basically two sick children) is in fact a test of motherly stamina. As if a mother’s regular duties are not enough to keep her going into the night, when illness cloaks the house, it is the universe’s little way of saying, “you think you do it all, but let’s see how you hold up when you really do it all.” And so, after all the illnesses in the family have passed, you are left with mom-on-a-stick. The head is physically there, but frankly she is all used up. The stare is blank and she is praying for things to go back to her normal overload. Unfortunately, just as the family recovers, the plague finds the mother and uses up that last quarter of her body and being. Her reward for being such a good caretaker. After all, families share everything.