Let's assume that Annelise is my boss (going along with the "job" comparison)...
- I never feel like I need to perform well for her to approve of me. She accepts me as I am - and loves me regardless of my mistakes.
- I never feel like if I do a bad job, she could replace me with someone more qualified - or a machine for that matter.
- I don't have to get dressed up for her - she prefers me in my sweats with no make-up.
- I can disregard the schedule for a day, without severe consequence - other than the ramifications of missing a nap. :)
These are just a few of the reasons why I love being a mom - and DON'T find it difficult. Its the most natural, rewarding task I've ever had - even if I'm not perfect at it!