Moms, you deserve more credit. There is simply no one else who can do the jobs moms do. Perfect example: on Monday my 3 yr old son slammed his thumb in between 2 doors and took his entire thumbnail off and guess what...I didn't flinch. There wasn't a moment of hesitation, not a second of being squeamish about the site of it because you know why? I can't. I'm the mom and it's my job.
Just telling the story to my husband he started to do the heebie jeebie dance and wouldn't even let me finish the story. Sort of makes you wonder what would have happened if he had been the one home to witness it instead of me? He probably would have just given the kid a sucker and put him to bed with a towel wrapped around his thumb. *sigh*
It was just one of those moments that reminds me why I'm the mom; I can handle it. I'm the one in the relationship that has been given the responsibility to do all the messy jobs: grow them, birth them, clean up their poop/puke, and clean and kiss their scrapes (or missing thumbnails), to name JUST a few.