Am I Really Heart of the Family if No One Notices Mom Is Locked in the Chicken Coop?

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Melanie Jean Juneau
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The Joy Of Mothering

The mother is proclaimed to be the heart of the family, especially a stay-at-home-mother with a crew of kids, who also helps with a hobby farm. So tell me, why was I not missed after spending three hours locked in the chicken coop? This is a funny story in hindsight. However, at the time I was slightly upset because my self-image was battered; no one even noticed that I wasn't in the house