I am not at all sure of how she did it.
I am not sure of how my mother was able to smile and still smell nice after working a hard 8 hours as a registered nurse.
We would barely let her get into the door - me, my brother and sister fought for her attention the minute we heard her car door close in the garage. She came in the house smiling and smelling nice.
A few years ago, I wrote a piece about my father. Yes, girls have a special relationship with their fathers and it should be celebrated. However, there is a bond between mothers and daughters that sometimes gets trivialized, but mostly is celebrated - as it should be.