Mothers celebrate our childrens’ hits, and clean up after their misses.

Cleaning my sons’ bathrooms recently, it occurred to me that target practice is not just a military enterprise, as mothers across the country run their own personal boot camps with very few metals to show for it. This Mother’s Day seems like a good time to celebrate the Strategic Air Command that makes up the modern home … with Mom as commander-in-chief, and queen of the bulls-eye.

Motherhood can be summed up as a long and intensive training camp in which target practice is our primary focus. It is our mothers who define the target early on, celebrate our hits, and frankly clean up…