Today, I slipped on the supermom suit. For one moment I felt like the kind of mom who sends thank you notes, bakes cookies and delivers them in seasonally appropriate bags and vessels to all the neighbors.

For one afternoon I watched my girls through blurry eyes as tears of relief, satisfaction and delight streamed from the corners of my eyes.*

*And, the icing on the cake which I didn’t realize until now, those shoes are impeccably lined up as opposed to the haphazard dogpile they usually resemble.