Happy Mother's Day to all the women who have children, who have had children, or who will one day have children. The other day as I was travelling on the cross-town No. 99 bus, I overheard a conversation between two young women who were sitting behind me. One woman was just coming home after a long day at work, the other woman had a small child on her knee and another child in a stroller. After talking about her day at work, Woman No. One asked Woman No. Two what she did for a living. "Oh, I'm just a stay-at-home Mom," replied Woman No. Two. A few seats over was a grizzled old man of about 90 years-old. He obviously had been listening to the conversation between the two young women. He looked over at Woman No. Two and said in a very loud, clear voice, "You -- young lady -- are the Madonna of the world. When you say you are a stay-at-home mom, never use the word *just*..." I chuckled.
Happy Mother's Day.