Posted by Duff

It occurred to me this morning that parenting is a lot like preparing a Thanksgiving feast: the entire process should be undertaken in celebration (though the stressful moments and multi-tasking make that easy to forget), it takes infinitely longer to prepare for the result (as you hope, all the while, it turns out well) than the moments of enjoyment  you experience on the other side and when is all is said and done, you can barely move, you’re so full of its blessings. Also, you need a nap.

With that, I wish all of My Mom Genes’s readers a happy, healthy holiday, an amusing inner monologue, and the type of memories that last a lifetime: those captured with a sense of humor amid the imperfections that make a family a family.

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