I had a glorious moment in the car alone one day. Yes, you heard me right; Alone! Me and my racing brain, Shaking it off with Taylor Swift on the radio, ready to tackle my long list of errands. Even though I was alone, I couldn’t help but replay the many “mother crazy” moments I had lived through. You’d think I would fill my brain with other worldly, non-kidless thoughts like … (crickets…wow, I need to get out more!)
My, “what if people could only hear my responses to the various questions or situations my audacious kid-lings prompted?” manifested this poem below.
What have you heard yourself saying aloud to your offspring? Oh, come now… don’t be shy… I show you my “mother crazy” all the time… now show me yours 😉
Laugh hard. Love strong. Live to serve!
I’m sure it was an accident; your sister didn’t mean to break it.
Honey, please let go of my pant leg, my butt is showing.
YOU pooped where?!
No, you can’t have more chocolate before naptime.
Stop putting crayons up your nose.
– Ouch, that was my toe.
Thank you for the bouquet of milkweed flowers
…And the 4 limes that weren’t ready to be picked.
How do you know what a worm tastes like?
Yes, I did hear 10 band-aids are better than 1,
I see you got that memo too.
Of course, I will kiss your elbow.
Do you smell that? Is something on fire?!
Yes, I will still love you, now tell me… where is your little brother?
Oooooh, Just you guys wait till your father comes home!
The picture is beautiful; of course we can put it on the fridge.
Daddy and me made you guys from scratch out of love, that’s how.
Can I show you? Uh,no.
This is the final, final, bedtime story.
Yes, I will always be your Mommy.
I love you too.