I, a mere mother of toddlers, have an announcement to make. While these little people may be the brunt of a lot of justifiable flack, I’m here to tell you that, for the most part, they are awesome.
They are talented.
They are smart.
They are more capable than we give them credit for (and sometimes less so).
They are at a stage in life where they are free to be uninhibited in so many ways, which is fair, since they are guided and monitored in most every other way of life. (As necessary.)
At a time in my life when snot-trails run a tie to sweet kisses, it’s helpful (and important) to remember what special little human beings I have been graced with.
Even when. Just even WHEN. (Insert any and all possible palm forehead moments a mother of toddler(s) reaches at any given multiple point, during any given day).
Aside from all of that, they are all of this and so much more. So, yes. I’m going to say it. We’re lucky. Even when they breathe fire, we are lucky.
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