I was a Mom all Day Today! There were ups and downs and all kinds of hard things that happened. But there were so many fun and wonderful things too!
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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Michele is a Family Life Educator. She is a mom to 5 kids and loves helping others strengthen their families! When she is not blogging she is spending time with her family and running around drinking Diet Coke trying to get everything done!