Dictation of duty, though modest its mien
Of dishes and laundry and rooms to keep clean
Of clutter to tidy and meals to prepare
Remind us of love’s blessing abundant and fair
How sterile and still a mother’s life would be
Should duty and daily demand suddenly
Vanish with the menial tasks we mistook
As tedious toil; they are life’s blessings we too oft over-look
© Janet Martin
...but having said that, this morning reminds me how badly I need to 'train up my child or teenager' to clean up after themselves!
'M' stands for mother, not maid!