I wake up at 3am when my child yells out
I curl up in bed with them and will sleep the rest of the night by her side
I clean up the icky, oozing aftermath of sneezes
I make breakfasts, lunches, and most dinners
I "try" to keep an organized environment
I play outside
I play horsey
I kiss puppies and blankies goodnight after kissing my own sweet little girl goodnight
I say morning prayers
I get frustrated trying to keep children reverent during prayers
I act out scripture stories
I sing songs about smelly feet and ears that hang low
I sing songs about smelly feet and ears that hang low...and like it
I miss relaxing and reading a book in the middle of the day
I love sitting and reading a book to my kids in the middle of the day
I don't exercise enough
I eat macaroni and cheese and hotdogs
I compare myself to cheese, and hope with age comes delectable goodness because...
I've aged quite a bit in the last 5 years! (yikes)
I don't sleep enough
I braid hair
I dress my kids
I redress my kids several times a day
I change diapers
I administer medicine
I fast and pray
I spend too much money on what I consider silly things
I write little notes and put them in mailboxes for my kids
(hopefully) I educate
I cry more than I ever have before motherhood
I stress out
I cheer on my kids in their individual activities
I pretend to eat my kids brains so they laugh
I push doll strollers on walks with my daughter
I take pictures
I carry rocks in my pockets and large "cooool" leaves in my hands
I jump out of dark rooms and laugh hysterically with them as they scream!
I find joy in the little things -- but also don't know how to let some of the little things go
I worry about the future and try to prepare them the best I can.
I paint nails, wash bodies, go to doctor appointments, drive to school, and plan play dates.
I cry watching commercials, youtube videos, and news reports thinking of my girls
I never knew how much I could love
I am a mom -- and I'm happier than I could have imagined.
The list could go on, and on...
I want to start the journey again, and I'll happily wait until I can.
Until then, I'm still Samantha and Callie's mom forever, and that makes me pretty excited.