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Thursday, November 09, 2006


Love Thursday: Guilty Mommy Doesn't Live Here Anymore

Moms and dads, do me a favor. Raise your right hand, bring it around to your left shoulder, and slap that puppy up and down. That's right, you deserve a giant pat on the back.

Why? No reason. And lots of reasons. How about for the fact that your kids ate today? That you had snacks at the playground? Or that you had snacks for your friend's kid when she ran out of the house without any? (Thanks, Leslie!)

How about for the fact that your kids have clothes and shoes? I might be going out on a limb here, but I'm betting that they do.

How about for the fact that your kids are loved? And for the fact that you take care of them the best that you can, which I'm sure is a lot better than you give yourself credit for.

How about for all of the poop and pee you cleaned up today, whether it was in a diaper, down a leg, or on the floor? Yes, you definitely deserve a pat on the back for all the cleaning up you do.

How about for all those boo-boos you've kissed, hugs you've shared, and tears you've wiped? Not to mention all of those stories you've read over and over again until you were dreaming of red and blue fish.

And what about for all of the paperwork and organizing you do every day? Your schedule juggling and calendar filling would boggle the mind of most humans.

How about for all of those times you were in the middle of writing a life-changing blog post when you were interrupted four times: once for juice, once for chocolate milk, once for goldfish crackers, and once to put on Dora the Explorer? Ya, you know what I'm talking about.

How about for that time when your kids found your secret stash of Double Chocolate Milanos and instead of screaming, you shared them?

How about for all of those times you had change in your purse or diaper bag for the fountain?

I'm sure you won't have to think too hard to come up with a reason why you deserve a pat on the back. Go ahead! Allow me to demonstrate:

Raise your right hand
Raise your right hand.

Bring it to your left shoulder
Bring it to your left shoulder.





Happy Love Thursday!

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