Humph! I thought. After 21 years of parenting, I suppose I'll never have this mom-thing figured out.
But, as I was tenderly bleaching my son's socks yesterday, it finally came to me. And you know what, my highly respected mom-diva friend, washing my kid's laundry actually makes me an even more better parent-and wife!
(And by "more-better," I mean, better than "less-gooder.")