I can’t wait to see the adorable looking movie “Mars Needs Mom” staring Seth Green as Milo, a nine year old who’s mom gets abducted by Martians. Milo sets off to save his mom in the movie, since of course he misses her. We all know just how important moms are, but what are their jobs that would be missed the most?
1. The Short Order Cook
Why does every child want an all chicken nugget diet? You can put out your delicious home-cooked meal…don’t worry…they won’t starve, even when they turn their nose up at your fine work!
2. The Maid
Why is it moms seem to be the only ones who know how the dishwasher works? And let’s not even discuss the bathroom floor. (What is it all the men in the family do in there, anyway? Ick!)
3. The Laundress
I find laundry pretty darn easy to do…why is it so hard for everyone else? (Ok, I’m helpless at folding. Someone…anyone…step in? Please?)
4. The Chauffeur
When you become a mom you have to go take the test for your Chauffeur’s license right? No? Well, you should need one…dance classes, play groups, soccer practice. Oh, by the way…you need to bring snacks this week, too!
5. The Nurse
Stock up the first aid kit. Moms know best when it comes to fixing up those cuts and bumps! (They have the best healing hugs and kisses, too!)
6. The Travel Agent
Hey, there’s a long weekend coming up. You can find something fun for the whole family to do, right? And it can’t cost too much. Oh, and can we bring the neighbor’s kid, too?
7. The Mediator
It’s mine. No, it’s mine. OK, it’s yours. I didn’t want it anyway.
8. The Reader
Ok, this one’s actually pretty sweet. Who doesn’t like bedtime snuggles with a good book?
9. The Groomer
I’ve often wondered exactly what would happen if you left children in the wild. Would they eventually bathe themselves and brush their teeth, or would they happily roll around in the dirt indefinitely? Somehow I think it’s the latter.
10. The Hero
When everything is said and done, no matter how dirty, how messy or how fussy they might be…don’t they always make it ok when you can tell they love you just as much as you love them?
And there you have it…my little countdown of a mom’s top 10 jobs. Who wouldn’t miss someone with all of those skills if some pesky little aliens tried to snatch her away?
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