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A Thousand Small Heart Attacks

tumblr.com — Following a successful peepee on the potty, my sister got off the toilet and started to pull up her pants. Dad reminded her she should wipe before pulling her undies back on. To which she replied, "It's OK, Daddy. I shook it like you do!"

A Thousand Small Heart Attacks

tumblr.com — My almost-2-year-old Maren doesn't say much. Actually, she talks quite a bit but I understand less than half of it. My older daughter Joy was speaking in complex articulate sentences by her second birthday. (Even our pediatrician admits she is a freak of nature.)

A Thousand Small Heart Attacks

tumblr.com — The ceaseless asking of "Are you happy?" is getting to me. Too many interactions with my kids over the last week involved screaming, crying and fighting from all parties involved. Sometimes I feel just terrible at my job as a mother, don't know how to communicate with them, can't handle the stress, tantrums, Elsa obsessions, endless whining, demanding of "spinny dresses," always needing more bandaids, whining, whining, whining and whining.

A Thousand Small Heart Attacks

A Thousand Small Heart Attacks

tumblr.com — Joy turned to me at breakfast this morning and asked, "Mommy, are you happy?" I asked her what happiness means, and she said, "It's because I'm eating Cookie Monster waffles." That might seem like a deeply profound question (and answer) coming from a 3 year old, and the asking of it should've thrown me off guard, except she asks me if I'm happy a zillion times a day.

A Thousand Small Heart Attacks

tumblr.com — What i say and What I really want to say: wear the fucking dress Dr hall's talk of undressing audrey at 3 year checkup Deep mothers guilt after second child

A Thousand Small Heart Attacks

tumblr.com — The first time Joy took particular notice of a mama friend of mine changing her son's diaper, the following conversation took place. Joy: Mommy, what is she doing? Me: She's changing B's diaper. Do you notice anything different? Joy: B doesn't have a ba'gina like me. Me: That's true.

A Thousand Small Heart Attacks

tumblr.com — My late mother-in-law - who defied every stereotype of mother-in-laws, and I loved her intensely - made a big deal of Thanksgiving. It was her favorite holiday and always coincided with the birthday of her own mom, Grandma Gus. She regularly hosted crowds of over 30 people.

A Thousand Small Heart Attacks

tumblr.com — Let's be real. I'd love to accept full credit for this easy Thankful Turkey craft but I obviously got the idea from Pinterest. (Oh Pinterest, you rabbit-hole-time-suck, I love you!) Even so, what a wonderful Thanksgiving (or anytime!) activity to do with kids who have an incredible amount for which to be thankful.

A Thousand Small Heart Attacks

tumblr.com — When will I go back to camp? Who's coming over today? When will it snow? I want to be Elsa. Can you get my tutu? I have to go potty. Can I listen to some music on your phone? I don't want to wear a shirt. Will there be cookies at dinner?
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