My cup runneth over. My heart is filled with joy. This is the best Mother’s Day ever thanks to my son’s amazing Pre-K teacher, a mother herself.
She knows how a homemade card can brighten a mother’s day. On Friday I was invited to my son’s school for a Mother’s Day lunch — my first official mother/son event. All the mothers showed up and we were showered with love. We each received a card with a tea cup on the front and “I Love You” written on the tea bags. I opened the card to find tiny painted thumbprints which formed a beautiful flower. To top that, the children served us lunch and performed a song and dance. We were also presented with portraits made by our children — handmade with so much love.
As moms we don’t ask for money for our services, BUT if we were to get paid, the truth is, we would make a lot money –how about $62,985?
According to Insure.com’s Mother’s Day salary index our annual salary is up by about $3,100 from 2013.
Let’s break down the price of our various duties.
- Cooking and cleaning – $12,230
- Child care – $21,736
- Homework help – $7,290
- Chauffeur $5,672
- Shopping, yard work, party and activity planning, finances – $15,019
- Finding out what the kids are up to – $1,036
Paycheck or homemade card — which one is of greater value? I’ll take the card any day.