About a month ago, my wife and I were able to see a screening of the movie, Moms’ Night Out. I know it sounds like a straight up chick flick, which it did have some great mom moments, but it had just as many dad moments too. And all of them were funny!
One tough job
One thing I realized while watching the movie was how important it is for my wife to have some time away from being mom and wife. A moms’ night out is crucial as the job of a mom seems to never end and has to be one of, if not the hardest job ever created!
I know from time to time I get frustrated with my wife when “mom duties” aren’t done the way I hoped they’d be done. But I can honestly say I couldn’t do what she does the way she does it. If I did I couldn’t do it with as much grace.
The perfect person for the job
I can say the same thing about my very own mother. She’s gone through many ups and downs, but she’s always been everything I needed in a mom. From the days I was a young knucklehead to today when I am sometimes and old knucklehead.
As we all begin to celebrate the wonderful women we call mom in our lives this weekend, I’d like to share some very interesting facts about moms that I received at the Moms’ Night Out movie screening. Enjoy them, and, if possible, enjoy your weekend with the moms in your life.
- In 2012 stay-at-home moms averaged 94.7 hours of work per week — while staying at home! (I can vouch for this as my wife is a homeschooling/part-time work from home momma)
- A preschooler requests his or her mom’s attention 210 times a day…except if a mom is having a bad day, then it’s once every 15 seconds (my wife can vouch for this!)
- Reportedly, the oldest woman to give birth was 65 years old when she had her only child in 2003. (I guess they forgot about Sarah from the Bible who was over 90 years old)
- The heaviest baby ever born weighed 22 pounds, 8 ounces. (smh…that’s all I can do)
- The median age of new moms today is 25. In 1970 it was 21. (my wife fell right in the middle at 23)
- Mother’s Day is celebrated in 43 countries around the world.
- The harp seal nurses her pup continuously for 12 days without eating anything herself. (I’m sure my wife felt like she did the same while nursing our two boys)
Happy Mother’s Day to my mom, my wife, my mother-in-law and all the moms reading this post!
What is your favorite memory about your mom?