As a mother, I experience many perks that come with my chosen occupation. These are just a few:
1) The many opportunities to see the world through a child’s eyes. “Mama! Look at the grass sprouts! Wow! Aren’t they beautiful!” The world is amazing, and my kids don’t let me forget it.
2) To be witness to the kind of faith and innocence that believes that a bandaid can “fix” a dead frog.
3) Companions are everywhere. If I want to play a game, read a story, take a nap, go for a walk, show off something I made… I always have a willing audience, an eager buddy, a partner in every activity. (This can also be seen as a disadvantage, but, today, it is a perk.) I love these little guys and how they want to do things with me all the time.
4 Faithful heaters in the cold. A kid on a lap, a baby strapped to my chest, someone piggyback – in the cold weather, there is no better heating system than a child in the arms.
5) Small knitting.
Oh, and 6) goofy people in the background of every picture. That is another great perk!