"Busy" lying in the yard with my little lady.
I was watching 7th Heaven yesterday and there was a scene in the beginning where a man was trying to offer the mom, Annie, a job selling her extraordinary muffins in his shop. She declined saying that she was too busy. She was at home raising five children (Sam & David were yet to be born). She said that she was too busy in front of two of the children and they promptly asked -- "Busy doing what?!?"
The mother's expression was that of shock, of course. Raising children takes so much work and does indeed keep a mother rather busy, stay at home or not! That doesn't mean that one's children understand all that a mother does for them.
So it is my prayer that as I and my child(ren) get older and they make such remarks that have the potential to sting, unknowingly of course, I hope that I'll take the time to remember that they may never truly know the magnitude of my sacrifice and the time I put in with them. At least not until they have children of their own :)!