In celebration of Mother’s Day in the UK, we highlighted some of the most caring mothers in the natural world. To get a different perspective, for Mother’s Day in the USA we wanted to feature wild moms who just really need a break (and I think we can all relate!).
Do any of these situations below sound familiar to you?
Personal time just doesn’t exist.
“Can I just take a bath in peace? Would that be so hard?”
It’s truly amazing how persistent children can be when asking for something they really want.
“I swear, if you ask me one more time to listen to the Frozen soundtrack, I’m gonna ground you.”
Gathering the whole crew for soccer/football/dance is an Olympic sport.
“Mooooom, Billy is touching me! Make him stop! And he wasn’t groomed today so he smells! And how come Bobby gets the front seat?”
Keeping children fed and satisfied can be a full-time job in itself.
“Mom, I’m huuuungry. There’s nothing to eat in this colony. Moooom, can you please get me something to eat, pleeease?”
That moment when your child unexpectedly decides to make a run for it.
“You’d better turn your little tushy around and get right back here, mister. Stop, stop running. Can you just, please, STOP!”
Disciplining isn’t fun for either of you.
“If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it 1,000 times…your brother ISN’T a chew toy!”
But in the end, there are the moments that make it all worth it…and then some!
“Mom, have I told you lately that you’re my favorite?”
Do you know a mom that could use a break this Mother’s Day? Why not share this blog with them for a good laugh! And to all you moms out there, this one is for you!
Happy Mother’s Day!
Liana Vitali, Education & Outreach Manager, Wildscreen USA