Speaking of storytime at the library, after one hour of sitting listening to a story and quietly picking out books, you've discovered that your kids have more energy than ever before from having pent it up all that time, while you, on the other hand, have never been more in need of a nap.
You realize it's a total waste to buy puzzles when you can just set your two year old up at the dishwasher and let her reassemble her own sippy cups.
You wouldn't mind video games so much if while they were being played you and your girls could successfully walk from one side of the house to the other without being verbally accosted for stepping in front of the tv. Hey fellas, it's our living room too.
You get a chuckle every time one of the kids wants to play "Follow the Leader" because, really, when did we stop playing that?
Every once in a while you capture a snapshot that perfectly represents your kids' personalities. It might not be frame-worthy, but it's perfectly telling of your seven year old's responsible nature, your four year old's mischievous nature, and your two year old's adventurous nature.
Your heart overflows when you see your little girl's creativity blossoming. With a stack of post-it notes, a pair of scissors, and a magna-doodle, she created this masterpiece:
Best investment ever? $1 squirt bottles from the Dollar General. They're water guns, watering cans, lasers in an alien war, spray bottles for playing hairstylist, and "window cleaner" dispensers. The possibilities are endless.
You remember catching your son reading by the light of his closet when he was a wee fellow. You've since discovered that his baby sister shares his love for reading when you catch her sitting by her slightly-cracked-open bedroom door, well after she's been tucked in, "reading" by the light of the hallway.
Until you had your milk-loving third child, you never understood the emergency that is Running Out of Milk. Now, you buy two gallons. Every couple of days.
You had a conflicting excitement and apprehension about your first summer at home with the kids as a stay-at-home mom. Instead of fighting it, you've learned to embrace it (more so than at first anyway). Turns out, it's everything you imagined it would be. And more...
(Please tell me someone else finds joy in chunky two-year-old wedgies besides me.)
Happy Wednesday, "y'all"!!!