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.