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I Don’t Want to Brag… But I was Pretty Much a Mom All Day Today!

I don’t want to brag, but I was pretty much a mom all day today!

It pretty much started at 6:30 this morning when Chase didn’t want to get out of bed. When he finally got out of bed I had to force him to wear pants and a sweatshirt in the 32-degree weather.

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I fed Talie 3 different things for breakfast because she refused the first two even though she asked for them.

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I got honked at twice at the light because I was handing a cranky two year old her sippy cup because she wouldn’t stop whining about it.

I sang Old MacDonald Had a Farm like a crazy lady to avoid having to watch the “number movie” again in the car. Talie laughed, so I must have done a good job.

I drove to Walmart to pick up my groceries in my pajamas just so I didn’t have to drive across town later in the day.

I got home and ran in place for exercise for 3 minutes at a time because it was too cold to take the kids outside and that’s as long as Tony would let me set him down.

I had a party with the little kids in the bathroom three times today. While in there I was asked if I was going pee or poo by our 2 year old who refuses to sit on her toilet no matter how we try and bribe her.

I wore my Pajamas until 2pm because I didn’t have time to change before that.

Immediately after getting dressed Tony blew out his diaper… (You can only imagine I’m sure) Forcing me to change my clothes again…

I have been chased around the house by a toddler with an iPad begging me to unlock it so she can play games on it.

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I played “fetch” with my new dog (Talie) as she licked me 300 times today.

I had to convince a two year old that she wasn’t sick and she didn’t need medicine…. It didn’t work out so well, so we settled for a cookie.

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I picked up 11 socks in the playroom today, but for the life of me I can’t find #12.

I packed 4 different snacks for our 10 minute drive to the school, but apparently I forgot what Talie really wanted, an apple.

I listened to the “number movie” in the car for the 400th time this month. Talie sang along. She told me what numbers she saw. I smiled, and thought about how smart she is becoming.

I played basketball with the boys after school. I had 15 air balls and I think I fouled them 10 times just so they didn’t score.

I made dinner while eating M&Ms while holding a baby in one hand and stirring with the other.

I changed 26 diapers today. Four of which I wish I could forget about!

I spent time with my 13 year old son tonight on the way to baseball practice. He told me all about school, his hopes, and his dreams.

I sat at practice and I watched him try his hardest and see the love for the game in his eyes.

I got home late and as soon as the door opened I heard Talie bounding down the stairs yelling “Mom’s home!” with so much excitement in her voice! I quickly got hugs around my legs!

I listened to Chase pray tonight and thank God for me and everyone else in our family and I thought we must be doing something right.

I tucked in a 13 year old who hugged me and told me he loved me.

I chased away the “monsters” (shadows) in Talie’s room because they were scary.

I sang the bird song followed by hugs, kisses and more kisses with sweet I love yous.

I walked down stairs and was greeted by Chase anxiously waiting for me to tuck him in.

I let him squeeze me for as long as he wanted because these moments won’t last forever.

I sat on the couch and nursed Tony for the 10th time today, but deep down I wouldn’t change these precious moments for anything.

I laid Tony down to sleep in his crib and thought to myself why is he growing so fast?

Today I was a mom and overall I think it was a pretty great day!

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