Me first thing in the morning: Good morning, baby. How did you sleep? Did you have the sweetest dreams? Gosh, I love you so much.
Me ten minutes later : Hurry up! I don’t know where your shoes are! They are not my responsibility, but you’d better find them and you’d better find them fast, or else… I swear… no. NO, you may not have cookies for breakfast. You get what you get. I am person, not a breakfast buffet. It is time for school though. Stop moving in sloth mode and go!
Me ten minutes later: Bye, honey. Have a great day at school. I can’t wait to pick you up. Hurry and get out of the car. People behind us are waiting.
Me at pickup: Hi, sweetie! How was your day? I want to hear all about it! I missed you!
Me ten minutes later: NO! We cannot stop at McDonald’s for a happy meal. Stop crying. You just had one yesterday. Some kids go their whole life without ever getting a happy meal. I will happy meal if you don’t stop fighting. Be grateful for what you have. Do I need to stop the car?! Because you know I will! Stop whining now!
Me at bedtime: Good night, baby. I love you so much and I had the best day with you. I am so so so proud of who you are and who you are going to be. Sweet dreams. Jesus loves you.
Me ten minutes later: Get back in bed! You don’t need another glass of water and the blanket you have is just fine. It’s not scratchy. Jesus better love you, cause you will be in big trouble if you get out of bed one more time.
Me ten seconds later: Ok, I love you goodnight. BUT SERIOUSLY – DO NOT GET OUT OF BED AGAIN. I love you so much. BUT SERIOUSLY.
Motherhood is a very strange glass cage of emotion and a complete mix of going back and forth between acting like Mary Poppins and The Hulk.
About the Author:
Amy Weatherly loves red lipstick, graphic tees, and Diet Dr. Pepper. On most days you can find her lounging in sweatpants, running kids from one place to the other like a crazy person. Her family is her home and her passion is helping women find courage, confidence, and the deep-rooted knowledge that their life has a deep and significant purpose. She shares her thoughts about motherhood, life and other stuff on Facebook and Instagram. Be sure to follow her!
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