10 Quick Tips About Moms (Every Kid Should Know)

Summer vacation is winding down, and might I say just in the nick of time?! The kiddos and I are at that point where we could all use some quality alone time. It has been awesome having long (some days longer than others) leisurely (some days way less leisurely than others) days
relaxing at the pool, enjoying frozen yogurts and simply hanging out - because we could. But when tempers begin to run short and the kiddos are fighting with each other almost every 5 minutes, and boredom reaches an all-time high, I find myself glaring at my kids in a way that might, well, make them feel, ahem, a little fearful of me.

So I felt it would be prudent to share a few pieces of information with my kids - things about me moms that they just may not realize.

10 Quick Tips About Moms (that kids should remember, always.)


1. Moms love their children. Usually. Almost everyday. Always.

2. We always like our children. Usually. Some Days.

3.  We need breaks from you (sorry, it is true) to maintain our sanity. We miss you when we are apart. Weird, yes, but that is a mom for you.

4. Moms do not love wiping toilet seats. We do not love vacuuming cheerios off the floor. We may say a bad word or two when we step on one of your forgotten Lego pieces, it is true. But seriously, those HURT.  Playing chauffeur is not one of our favorite games. We really do not like it when you tell us you 'hate' us (even if we act like we don't care.)

5. We love hugs and kisses. Yes, those little things will make is cry sometimes, especially if they are offered without bribes or begging.

6. It hurts us when you cry. Always.

7. Snuggles in the night are better than chocolate.

8. We want you to become older, independent, happy successful human beings. We will guide you and help you find your own way out of the nest. Then we will miss you. Always.

9. We want you to be our babies forever.

10. We love you. Always.