Yesterday, of course, was Mother's Day. The flowery cards and grandmotherly images sometimes make us forget the realities of being a mom. However, Rick Brown, elementary art teacher for Norwalk Schools, painted a vivid verbal picture of modern motherhood in an e-mail message which made its way to me. Katy and Rick Brown have been married 11 years and are the parents of Josie, 5, and twins Emmett and Elliott, 2. With slight editing, I am sharing Mr. Brown's e-mail with you today. Perhaps you can relate.
I returned late yesterday from a meeting and immediately recognized the signs of a bad day at home.