I see you, Mom running outside without shoes looking a little disheveled and a lot distracted. I see you trying to do it all and I see you loving those kids. And even though today it feels like a mess, I think it’s the most beautiful.
I wrote this last week during a day that felt like a mess, maybe it will sound familiar.
If you give a mom a minute,
She’ll try to fill it with “just one more thing”
But when she starts doing that one thing,
She’ll hear a crash.
When she investigates the crash,
She’ll see a broken plate.
So she cleans up the broken plate,
And puts the dog out to keep her out of the kitchen.
But when she opens the door to bring the dog back inside,
She sees the kids left the gate open and the dog is out.
So she goes out front and bribes the dog with a treat,
And notices the kids running out of the house with freezies.
So she goes in to be sure the freezer door is closed,
And sees her computer and starts to finish that email.
Before she hits send, the kids come running back in the house screaming,
“MOOOOOM WHAT’S FOR LUNCH?!”
To which mom replies, “Please just give me a minute!”
Inspired by the wonderful book, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, written by Laura Joffe Numeroff and Illustrated by Felicia Bond.
This is for my youngest son, who climbed on me as I finished writing to tell me he wished he had a “hundred arms to hug you a hundred times”… totally worth it.