By SUSAN DROMEY HEETER, Joyful Musings
While this weekend marks Mother’s Day, it also marks national Clean Up Your Room Day.
And I muse joyfully that those two days coincide, particularly since so many mothers have spent more time with their children lately than they did in the womb.
Flowers are lovely, breakfast in bed – but cleaning up your room? Oh, that, dear children, is the greatest gift ever.
And if you want to go further? Why not the bathroom? Your mother’s car? What about folding the laundry? Doing the dishes?
Mother’s Day, to me, has never been about tangibles, it’s so much more than a card or a box of chocolates.
But what do I love?
The smell of bleach coming from the small room; new, fresh towels, an empty sink.
Mothers. We do a lot, we are a lot, we expect the world. We thrill in a sink with no dried toothpaste.
During this Mother’s Day amid COVID-19, clean your room, clean the other ones, too.
That, dear cherubs, makes all mothers muse joyfully. Wear your mask, wear your Playtex Living Gloves, you’ll need both when you scrub, when you spray that disinfectant.
Merci Gracias. Tak. Happy Mother’s Day!
Susan Dromey Heeter is a writer from Dover who recently let her hair go au natural white. Writing has been her passion since her English majoring days at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Dromey Heeter has lived in The Netherlands, Alaska and currently basks in all things New England, including the frigid winters. An avid swimmer, Dromey Heeter’s great passion is to bring back body surfing as most children have no idea how to ride waves without ridiculous boogie boards.
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