|A Labor of Love|
|Written by Abby Kohut|
Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity and well-being of our country. This year, I propose that we salute the true laborers in our country, the ones whose labor pushed us into the world in the first place…our moms.
Being a parent is clearly the most difficult job in the world. Your job is to help turn a tiny organism into a full fledged adult, capable of making their own decisions. This project is more difficult these days as the decisions your children make frequently conflict with the decisions that you would have made for them. Eventually, you get to ship them off into the world and see how they turn out.
It seems to me that being a parent is a lot like being a manager and I have my mom to thank for teaching me these very important skills:
Absolutely Abby’s Advice:
My mom taught me about the labor of love and this weekend I celebrate her. My mom searched for years until she found the perfect job. She was a bank teller, a file clerk, a kindergarten teacher and a seamstress. But in the end, mom's favorite job was just being mom. To all of you parents out there, thank you for all the work that you do to turn your kids into superstars. Have a wonderful Labor Day!