I found this article on teamBoo's blog (that I found linked through TrueLu's blog).

It is a near perfect explantion of what Mothers and Fathers DO all day long when raising children.

I know I haven't even come close to everything parenting will entail but while reading this article...I felt validated. And I laughed.

What makes me think I am up for the challenge of teaching "virtually everything...language, manners, safety, resourcefulness, discipline, curiosity, creativity, empathy. Everything"??...

I guess it's her little face looking at me saying "What now Mama?" It lights a fire under me and I GO!