Kudos to you moms for all your tireless hours of sacrifice in the name of our Lord and his Mother. In honor of Mother's Day, I wanted to offer you some inspiration through some of my favorite picture books related to motherhood. For that middle of the night nursing, afternoon at the kiddie pool instead of soaking in a hottub,or endless hours of running around to enrichment activities, here's to you!
All in One Piece by Jill Murphy, Walker Books, 2006, pbk, 32 pp.
Mr. and Mrs. Large have planned a lovely evening out at the office dinner dance, but their children hate to see them go. As Mom and Dad prepare for their evening out, their children offer their helpful "assistance" in this amusing tale.
Mr. Large in Charge by Jill Murphy, Candlewick, 2007, pbk, 40 pp.
Mrs. Large is sick. Mr. Large sends her to bed, offering to watch the kids while she gets some rest. His best intentions, however, are thwarted by the realities of home life in this entertaining tale that is sure to bring smiles to everyone.
Five Minutes Peace by Jill Murphy, Putnam Juvenile, 1999, pbk, 32 pp.
Mom seeks peace and solace in the bathtub from the noise and confusion of her lovable, but mischievous children. As she tries to sneak upstairs, her children suddenly have an interest in what she is up to.
These are just a few of the titles about the Large family.
Fanny's Dream by Caralyn Buehner, Puffin, 2003, pbk, 32 pp.