Reasons Why My Children Are Crying

Irene Alexander // Humor


October 4  

I can look at the chaos in my life and laugh about it or cry about it, but I figured that laughing was better—and maybe other moms can relate! A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones (Prov 17:22).


— I gave her a bowl of ice cream, but she didn’t like the spoon. 

— The tagless shirt I bought her is “still itchy.” 

— I opened his banana from the wrong end.  

— He got his elbow stuck in the pew’s hymnal holder during Mass. 

— She wanted to lick the dishwasher pod, but I said no.

— She didn’t want her sandwich cut in two today. 

— He dropped his blankie, but I’m driving and can’t reach it.  

— She did her math homework perfectly.

— He didn’t know that he had math homework.

— It’s five o’clock. 

— I made her favorite meal, but it’s not what she wanted today. 

I wouldn’t let them open everything we just bought at the grocery store. 

 And my personal favorite:

 “Honey, why are you crying?”

“I don’t know (sob sob) . . . I just like crying.” 


Motherhood. You just can’t make this stuff up.

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