There are the huge, gigantic joys of being a mother-- that first positive pregnancy test, that first time you get to hold your baby. But I think it might be the small, too-easy-to-forget moments that sustain us and keep us going. The little happy moments, the ones where you feel so lucky to have your children and to be their mom. The moments when no one is crying, the chicken nuggets have been eaten, and no one has a runny nose.
Here are a few of those recent [fleeting] moments I hope I don't soon forget:
1. My now three-year-old son has his "you" and "me" pronouns reversed. This means he refers to himself as "you," and to me, his mom, as "me." (Makes sense when you think about it. Since I call him "you," and refer to myself as "me" and "I," he's really just following suit). But anyway, the other day, I put him in his car seat, and he looked at me and said, "You love me." Yeah. It was the best part of my day. Maybe my week.
2. My baby daughter often gets placed in the red wagon so I can pull her around the yard while trailing after my very busy son. It was only a matter of time before my son decided he would "help" me pull her in the wagon. I reluctantly let him grab the handle and pull her...and my daughter belly laughed the whole time. Which made my son laugh. Which made me laugh. It was simply awesome.
3. My son refers to anything multi-colored as "tricked out." Multi-colored Goldfish? They're Tricked Out Goldfish. Rainbow-hued Whoozit (baby toy)? Tricked Out Whoozit. Candy-colored tree frogs? Tricked Out Frogs. It's hilarious.
4. The only top teeth my 9 month old has are her crooked little incisors (the ones next to where her front teeth will someday be). She also has two random bottom teeth. How can I put this? She is the cutest little snaggletooth/Toothless Wonder I've ever seen.
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