Is it because of never-ending dishes in the sink, piles of laundry, or a floor that never stays clean (my personal pet peeve)? Yup, I think that's one reason.
But I think there's more to it than that.
I learned a major thing after being so close to death in my accident in 2007. When I thought about all the things I'd miss about my life if I had died that day, I realized I would have missed the simplest of things that I do with my children and my husband--braiding Sweet Tween's hair, helping Little Son build with his blocks, kissing Baby Girl's cheeks, and holding My Man's hand. Basically, I would miss my life as a mommy and wife and the things I NEVER get paid for.
But just because we have to be strong does not mean we can't have FUN. Let yourself enjoy it. Make it FUN. Make it worthwhile. Let yourself find peace with being a mom and doing stuff for others that they will never know about (yes, that includes cleaning up the child's puke in the middle of the night).
Let's be proud to be mothers. Let's be happy to be in this role. Let's remember what matters most.
Let's have FUN!