In the midst of my present funk, however, I can rely on my three little munchkins to make me smile. Even through tears this morning - after a colossal waste of time at the library (which apparently didn't open until 1pm today and didn't feel the need to put up a sign indicating so to their patrons) and Walmart (who wouldn't let me pick up the site-to-store merchandise my husband ordered because he didn't list me as a verified pick-up person, despite the fact that I had the barcode in hand and my name was on the email) - those two little girls got me giggling.
I am eternally grateful to those three little kidlings...for keeping me smiling.
And now, here are the [day-late] Mom Things:
After manufacturing stress for yourself, your four year old asks you why you're crying, so you take the easy way out and say you got pepper in your eyes. Apparently, the fact that pepper in your eyes is painful is lost on her, and she replies, "Mommy, it's only pepper."
You reward your four year old's stellar behavior on the morning errands by letting her have two things for dessert - a cookie and a lollipop. Not surprisingly, she chooses to enjoy both at the very same time.
Your other daughter, however, prefers to indulge on another packet of ketchup for dessert.
You didn't realize until birthing your own monkey-like children that when people use the expression "My kids are climbing the walls" that they could mean that literally.
The only evidence left behind by the kids at your Sunday School Christmas Party (thanks to their cleaning-up moms) was a pair of chalky handprints on the back porch door. And you don't mind a bit. Just look how cute:
Since being laid off, you can't think of a single day that didn't start and end in pajama pants (see above photo for confirmation).
You're so happy to see your girls playing so well together that you try not to think about the dangers of the fearless four year old controlling the duo-spinning on the hard kitchen tile.
You don't get many pictures of your school-going seven year old relative to the girls these days, but not surprisingly the ones that you get are of him reading a book.
You hadn't heard from your two oldest in a while so you went to check on them only to find them sneaking in a movie on the TV-on-a-cart that they'd rolled into the four year old's room. You couldn't really stop them...just because it was so sweet.
Your toddler is not so much interested in wearing the dress-up clothes but she does enjoy taking them out of the trunk (and luckily enjoys putting them back in too).
****Have a Blessed