Day 1: Woke up to the sound of my toddler singing “Baby Shark” at the top of his lungs. It’s only 6:30 am, and I already feel like I’ve run a marathon. I make myself a cup of coffee, only to find out that my 4-year-old decided to use all the creamer to make “cupcakes” last night. Great start to the day.
Day 2: I just spent the last 30 minutes trying to convince my daughter that wearing a tutu and rain boots to school is not appropriate attire for a 6-year-old. I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone so determined to wear a tutu.
Day 3: My son came home from school with a note from his teacher saying that he refused to participate in gym class because he wanted to “save his energy for playing Minecraft.” I’m not sure what I should do…
Day 4: Today, I caught my daughter eating toothpaste. When I asked her why she was doing it, she told me that she wanted to make her breath smell like “sparkles and unicorns.” I can’t argue with that logic.
Day 5: I just spent the last hour cleaning up the mess my kids made trying to make slime in the kitchen. I’m pretty sure I’ll be finding glitter and glue in random places for the next month.
Day 6: My daughter just asked me if she could have a pet unicorn. When I told her that unicorns aren’t real, she looked at me like I was the crazy one.
Day 7: Today was a good day. My kids actually played together without fighting for a whole hour, and I was able to get some work done without any interruptions. It’s the little things that make a big difference.
Day 8: Today, I caught my son trying to “fix” his little sister’s hair with a stapler. Needless to say, it didn’t end well. On the bright side, at least he didn’t use glue.
Day 9: My daughter came up to me with a serious expression on her face and said, “Mom, I need to tell you something important. I accidentally flushed my Barbie down the toilet.” As much as I wanted to be mad, I couldn’t help but wonder how she did this.
Day 10: I found my son using my expensive face cream to polish his toy cars. When I asked him why he did it, he said, “Well, it made them look shiny!”
Day 11: My daughter decided to dress up our family cat in doll clothes, complete with a tiny tiara. The cat was surprisingly cooperative, and my daughter was thrilled.
Day 12: My son proudly presented me with a drawing he made at school that was supposed to be me. Unfortunately, I looked more like a potato with legs than a human being.
Day 13: My daughter came up to me and said, “Mom, I want to be a princess when I grow up.“ When I asked her what she would do as a princess, she responded, “Just be fabulous all day.” Sounds like a plan to me.
Day 14: Today was a truly special day. My kids surprised me with a family photo album they made themselves. It turns out, they cut some of our family photos to create it, but it was totally worth it. As I flipped through the pages, I was reminded of all the amazing memories we’ve created together. From our trips to the beach to our silly moments at home, every picture brought a smile to my face. I couldn’t help but feel overwhelmed with love and gratitude for my family. They may drive me crazy at times, but they are also the greatest gift I could ever ask for. And I may not have all the answers, but as long as I have them by my side, I know that everything will be okay.
So to all the moms out there, I want to say this:
Cherish every moment. The messy rooms, the temper tantrums, and the late nights may seem overwhelming at times, but they are also the moments that make our lives richer and more meaningful. Take time to appreciate the little things and hold onto the memories that make you smile. And most importantly, know that you are doing an amazing job.