Knowing when to give in – “I don’t care when you go to sleep as long as you stay in your room and I can’t hear you!”
and when to crack down – “Yes, chores need to be done every day.”
Moments of brilliance
like unrolling a few feet of paper for the kids to use for an all day coloring project
and running to the playground even though it was sprinkling already.
and letting them practice their skills. Smiling when they honestly believe that Mommy is really pretty and if one bow is good, all of them must be better!
Motherhood is synonymous with sacrifice.
Sacrificing time, personal interests, and one’s own skin to be outside with the kids. (Apparently I was sitting out there much longer than I realized.)
Tickles, knock knock jokes, and a box full of nail polish
Explaining that soup is made by magic, spelling words for hand drawn cartoons, and kissing doll’s foreheads.
The art of motherhood is warmth and cuddles
especially on rainy days in June. Snuggling close while enjoying a book together. Oohing and ahhing over faraway thunder claps. Popping popcorn and watching a movie.
Some days are just good Mom days!