Dusick, blogger of Parenting Illustrated with Crappy Pictures remembers: "My son broke a vase that was very special to me. He was trying to help clean up the table. I was angry. Then I remembered something. When I was 4, my mom bought a car. I decided to 'help' her by washing it as a surprise. Unfortunately, I used steel wool as a rag and there were scratches all over. My mom's reaction? She thanked me for helping to wash her car. I still get tears of gratitude when I think of this story."
"The moment I truly appreciated my mom was the first day I brought my son, Kayden, home from the hospital," says Everhart. "I was too nervous to bathe him, so Mom stepped in and gave him his first bath. It was then I realized she’s so much smarter and more experienced than I ever gave her credit for."
Hartz, founder of Eventbrite, says: "As children, we're just not wired to identify the sacrifices our parents make for our own well-being and happiness. I didn’t get it until I took on the title of 'Mom' amidst starting Eventbrite. One morning, while in the midst of the juggle-hustle of trying to make it on time to a board meeting and finding the time to walk my daughter to school, the reality and nature of my mother’s commitment hit me: Driving me four blocks to school every day was a consistent demonstration that I was a priority. As I attempt to gracefully balance titles of President and Mom-to-two-lovely-little-ladies, I often think about the choices my mom made when it really mattered the most."
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