And that, the stuff you just read, well its what got me thinking about some things we do or say as mothers (or fathers) that seem, well, pretty amazing. A few examples. A kiss on a boo, boo. There isn't a day that goes by that Kaden doesn't bang an elbow, stub a toe, or run into something. He instantly runs to me and points to what hurts and says "hurt, here." One little kiss and it's all better.
The number of times we have watched the same movie over and over. I officially know Tangled, Cars, and Monster's Inc. by heart. I count myself lucky that he has good tastes in movies, I could have gotten stuck watching Jake and the Neverland Pirates or OSO all day. No thank you.
And our little episode today is probably one of the most amazing things a mom and dad can do. We take care of our kids when they are sick. We hold our hands out to catch whatever it is that might be making its way back up. We clean their clothes, the couch, we get them settled again and when everything else is done, we finally clean ourselves up. If it were anyone else, even my husband, I wouldn't be able to do what we did this morning. I would have lost my breakfast or whatever I had in my stomach the moment I got the first whiff. But not when it comes to my kids. Maybe that will change as they get older and are able to make it to the bathroom, brush their teeth and then crawl back in bed without disturbing me (my sister has trained her kids well) but now, I sit there rubbing their back telling them it will be okay. It isn't always the most glamorous job being a mommy but its certainly my most treasured job and I just can't get enough of it.
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|Don't ask me why he bites Mickey's nose...|
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