*Sometimes, being a mama causes me to conjure up all kinds of deep thoughts. Like: If Polly Pocket has to bathe in her car, does that mean she's homeless? (And why is Dora's head shaped like a football?!?)
* My children have yet to grasp the concept that cereal is to be poured into a bowl.
*Earlier this week, Lilly informed me that she cannot and will not leave the house without putting a necklace and bracelet on. I worry I may have created a monster. By my example.
* If you ever see someone wearing a pig shirt like this, you should scream and run the other way.
* Recently, we took a trip to the craft store. Lilly found a foam crown she wanted to take home and decorate. When she had finished "bedazzling" it, she informed me that she was queen for the day. She wore her crown and called me "Sergeant," incessantly. It wasn't until several hours later when I realized she meant to call me, "SERVANT."
*No, seriously...why is Dora's head shaped like a football? It doesn't make any sense!
*I know I've said this before, but I'm saying it again: Being a mama is a tough gig. There are moments (after cleaning up cereal and being called Sergeant) when you need to stop, relax, take a deep breath, and unwind.
*I firmly believe that no matter the question, no matter the trial, no matter the stress or the heartache or the worry, "BUBBLE BATH" is frequently the answer. Example: I'm nervous about my darling "Queenie" starting kindergarten. What should I do? Answer: Take a bubble bath. Today didn't go so well. I feel like I'm failing as a mother. Am I? Answer: Take a bubble bath. My almost-three-year-old son is NOT interested in potty-training. Now what? Answer: Take a bubble bath. Should I buy a t-shirt with a ginormous pig face on it? Answer: Take a bubble bath.
*I know that Life is ready and waiting to send beautiful little "reminders" our way. (Which always come when we need them the most.) These are the small moments in time that touch our hearts, silence the chaos, and make us stop and smile and say, "A-ha, this is it!...
This is why it is all worth it."