However, the main reason they are my Wonder-days is because it's these days that I work at my hardest role in life: Mom.
Those who know me know that motherhood was not something I EVER envisioned for myself until Paul came into my life. My life's ambition up until that point was to be a corporate attorney, which in my mind equated to loads of cash, and to never have a serious relationship, and to never have children. Are you kidding? I had never held a newborn and quite frankly, babies terrified me. Thank God Paul came into my life.
What's so big about Wednesdays, then? Well, for me, this is when I run my boys to whatever, I cook dinner (yes, many times I still have to call my mom to ask a cooking question), eat the meal at the dining room table, I pick up the house, put laundry away, cuddle with my family, practice many of the very archaic roles associated with the description of a "mom." Things I need constant training for!
The craziest part... Most times I love every part of it! I love that I have these moments to give to my family in these ways. It's weird, but in some ways it makes me feel more like a mother and a wife. Why is that?
Thinking about it reminds me of a movie. Did you ever see the 2004 Stepford Wives? One of my favorite lines comes from Glenn Close's character, Claire Wellington, "So I decided to turn back the clock, to a time before overtime, before quality time, before women were turning themselves into robots."
Wonder-days keep my priorities in check. While this isn't the life I envisioned for myself when I was 18, it is the life I was meant for.
***The picture I included for this post was to spotlight the thoughtfulness of my good friend, Mallory Robinson. I wear this apron on my Wonder-days. It's only fitting.;)