What with juggling a full-time job, making sure schedules are aligned and every T is crossed and I is dotted, tacking the title "mom" on top of it all can no doubt not leave much free time.
No matter what these mothers think, their hard work does not go unnoticed. One thing California Elementary School first-grader Mason Brethorst appreciates about his mother is the element of time.
"She lets me stay up late," Brethorst said. "But only on the weekends. I think the latest I got to stay up was 11."
No doubt, Brethorst and his mother take advantage of Friday evenings to spend more time together.
Another part of togetherness fellow first-grader Charlee Peterson likes about her mother features a favorite movie.
"I like to watch movies together with her," Peterson said. "My favorite movie is 'Hop'. I think it's funny, and my mom thinks it's funny, too."
A common catchphrase Peterson said her mother uses is "Go to your room!" — a close second is the usual but sweet "I love you."
Another part of a mother's duty, or either parent for that matter, is to make sure their children keep up with hygiene. While essential to a healthy life, it's not something Zander Borghardt thoroughly enjoys.
"My mom is always making me take a bath," Borghardt said. "But I don't like it."
Owen Thomson has grown used to a good habit from his own mother concerning his health.
"My favorite thing about my mom is that she makes my lunch box," Thomson said.
Sharing the love for homemade lunches is Gabriel McCarty, whose mother almost always packs him "an apple and a really yummy sandwich."
Even though Mother's Day isn't until May 12, it's clear to these first-graders that the exact date doesn't matter. Every day is Mother's Day.