Whenever I am at the store or just running errands with my kids, when I am feeling flustered, tired and grouchy, someone without fail will pat me on my shoulder, give me a sympathetic smile and tell me I will miss them when they get older. I am thinking, why couldn’t that ‘missing them’ feeling be spread out among all the chaos? Like a mini vacation?.
Ahhh. My children, my life, I love them to pieces. I must outright admit I admire you stay at home moms! You are amazing and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise, as they say it’s the toughest job you will ever love. I am not lucky enough to be a stay at home mom, but I think that is for a reason, I am not entirely sure I could sanely handle it. I must admit I sometimes look forward to work, adult conversation, organization (that I don’t have to create), and even quiet times. So again here is a salute to all you stay at home moms.
This month I have discovered that my 23 pound toddler can not ride the cat, in fact the cat can’t even move and will bite. We now know that riding your bike when snow/ice is on the ground can result in facial scraps, swelling, bruising and the emergency rooms. As of this month I know that my 3 year old can place himself in the ice bag freezer at Walmart without any help. And just in case you are wondering, a first grader threatening to “pinch a kids head off” while holding his fingers up so another kid’s head fits in between the thumb and forefinger can result in half a day of in house detention.
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