I forgot to mention, when "Thanks a Lot, Binky!" was on the other day, there's one thing that I always like about this one: even though it wasn't the main focus of the story, I like how they put the position of a mother and housewife into perspective. "I know somebody who works 24 hours a day, and hardly ever gets a thank you" is pretty much the way it is; Slam Wilson shows Binky how hard his mother works all day, cleaning house, doing dishes, mopping floors, etc. to which Binky innocently says, "But she HAS to do all that stuff... she's my mom..." I know it can be frustrating, there have been occasions when I was growing up where my mom would say to my dad and I that it would be nice if just once in a while, we would say "thank you" for cooking our supper for us, or keeping a clean house for us and such... like Binky, at times, I don't think much of it, but I try to make note to thank my mom for the things she does everyday.
Another thing too, each and every year around Mother's Day, some news organization out there always does a study to determine how much of an income mothers and housewives would receive if they were actually given a salary for all the things they do on a daily basis, and each and every time they do that, I think to myself, WHY instead of figuring out how much they would make, can't they just figure out a way to just actually up and pay them already?