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 it was like pulling teeth to get him to wear pants and a sweatshirt in the 32-degree weather.
I fed Talie 3 different things for breakfast because she refused the first two even though she asked for them.
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.
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.
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 airballs 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 downstairs and I saw 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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