mother's day - 22 things

Saturday, May 8, 2010

I love this post by Stacy Julian and the video she recommends by Amy Krouse Rosenthal (you can view it below). In honor of Mother's Day, I was inspired to record what my child has taught me.

22 things my 2 year old has taught me:

  1. Sucking on a pacifier is a good way to stop talking long enough to fall asleep.
  2. Yogurt makes a yummy dessert.
  3. A coffee table (even a padded one) in front of a couch is asking for gymnastics and bumps and bruises.
  4. Trains do not make very good bedtime companions (ouch!).
  5. Ground in Play doh is difficult to get out of carpet.
  6. A dog is a mother's best friend at mealtime with a toddler.
  7. It's more fun getting places if you gallop like a horse.
  8. Bath time before bed is not relaxing.  It's a splash fest.
  9. Asking "do you have to use the toilet?" is a stupid question.  The answer is only "yes" when tucked in bed.
  10. The iPhone is an easy tool to get through dinner at a restaurant without annoying neighboring diners.  But good luck getting it back.
  11. It hurts to step on a Matchbox car.  A LOT.
  12. Apparently boogers and farts are funny to boys at any age.
  13. There really is no reason not to have a pickle with breakfast.
  14. Someday, you'll miss when he used to say "ladygub" instead of "ladybug".
  15. It's a good idea to match the color of the lunch you pack with the color of the shirt you are wearing (e.g. a red shirt if you are packing strawberries).
  16. Fleece inside a winter coat is warm, but it holds onto woodchips/mulch like superglue.
  17. Although it feels great to take a nap, the couple of hours of "me time" can be more refreshing.
  18. It's just as fun to smash sandcastles as it is to make them.
  19. Disney movies (and all other kid movies for that matter) can be pretty scary!
  20. Although it may result in more work for you, asking little ones to help with simple chores makes them happy and teaches them good lessons.  Who knew Logan would love to water plants (something I always forget to do!)
  21. Moms feel physical pain at the sound of their child's cry.  And sometimes at the sound of any other random child in an airplane or grocery store, particularly when she's away from her own child!
  22. Time speeds by so fast.  He won't be little forever.  Drink in every second of every day, every giggle, every smile, every word, and especially every hug and kiss.
Happy Mother's Day to all my favorite moms out there!!

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