There may be some days that I feel like those words are the only words my kids know how to say (especially Ella). And although Mother's Day is typically like every other day it's nice to have a day dedicated to us moms. So far today Amelia has been put in time out, complained that she had to drink milk at lunch, pushed her sister off the porch of the playhouse outside, and had to be bribed to eat her lunch. But all those things are typical. I've changed a dirty diaper, wiped snot off Ella's nose a million times, and dealt with her only wanting to eat a roll at lunch. Also typical. I've taken out the trash, helped clean up the kitchen at lunch, gotten kids dressed/changed, and picked up toys--all things I normally do on any given day. But I am so grateful for both my kids who have in a way forced me to do all those things. One day my house will be totally clean. One day I won't have toys in my living room. One day I won't have diapers to change. One day we will eat peacefully without anyone complaining. So I am going to try to live in the moment more often because one day before I know it my kids will be gone and I will be wishing for typical days just like today.
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