All anyone wants in the world is some acknowledgement.
Full Speed wants praise for his good grades and high-flying karate kicks.
T.Puzzle wants to show off his muscles after drinking his milk and have me say how impressed I am (his four year old guns are massive by the way).
How often do the Moms of the world get acknowledgement? In my experience it is not an everyday sort of occurrence.
Last week Mad Dog’s team at work took Boss’s day to the next level. Not only did they show appreciation for Mad Dog, they also sent me flowers. I appreciated that they understand the impact on our family of having Mad Dog work such a demanding job. I work hard to raise our boys and run our household and a lot of times Mad Dog isn’t able to lend a hand because of his own work commitments (bazillion late day conference calls, anyone?).
It feels good to be acknowledged. Actually it feels great.
I dedicate these flowers to all the Moms, wives and partners out there who make a house a home and keep their families going no matter what the circumstance.
I will be scheduling a conference call later with all of you so we may discuss this at length.