Monday, December 13, 2010
Things a good mother doesn't do
I'm not supposed to:
Wear shirts that reveal the fact that I don't wear garments
Have panty lines--another reminder of my lack of proper underwear
Have a drawer full of thongs and underwear prettier than my daughters'
Or anything from a Starbucks cup
Stay home from church
Work on Sunday
Shop on Sunday
Not go to the stupid ward Christmas party
Not have a calling--though it's tough to fulfill a calling when you don't go to church
And that's just the stuff they know about.
Apparently by doing these things I cause my family pain. The fact that I work 50-60 hours a week to support two of them at BYU doesn't count. The cooking, cleaning, driving around, loving them and supporting them in all they do doesn't make up for it. I raised my children to be strong in the church. I am reaping what I sowed. The sad thing is, I'd be just a normal mother in any other culture.