Stay-at-home moms are forever lamenting how thankless our jobs are and how unappreciated we are by society at large. Oh sure, WE know we're doing the right things. Our husbands know we're doing the right thing. Our kids know we're doing the right thing. The annoying thing is when others Don't Get It. These are the people unable to see the "big picture" when it comes to raising our children, namely the benefits these well-raised people will bring to society when they're adults.
So this little snippet from a letter to Dr. Laura was, I thought, well phrased:
Society may laugh at me now, but in a handful of years I will have nurtured three productive and God-fearing members of society who will have morals, keep their clothes on, and have edifying words spring forth from their lips. I won't, however, hold my breath waiting for the naysayers' "thank yous" for my societal contribution.