Monday, July 12, 2010

The Mommy List

The best things about being a mommy:

  • You wake up to see a smiling face EVERY day, all throughout the day
  • She dozes in your arms with her hand resting on your cheek, as if to make sure you're still there
  • She snuggles up to your nose and thinks it's the funniest thing in the world when you kiss her
  • She gets super hyper whenever she sees a bottle. Even if there's nothing in it
  • There are endless outfits to put her in, and she's adorable to look at no matter what she's wearing
  • If you put her in bed with you, she just snuggles up to your side and you snooze off together
  • She makes the funniest noises and faces and makes herself laugh
  • She makes the funniest noises and faces and makes you laugh
  • She makes your heart smile every time you look at her. Even if she's only sleeping
  • She thinks you are the one sole most important person in her life and her eyes reach you absorbing everything
  • Her eyes speak volumes
  • She has her own way of saying "I love you" even though she can't actually speak the words and it melts you

...and the list is endless. Don't get me wrong. It isn't all rainbows, unicorns, butterflies and sunshine all the time, and the list of the not-so-good aren't quite as short as I'd like to pretend it is, but you tend not to think of them as often. It's the reason I can call her "Band-Aid" and mean it. The good list still far outweigh the bad, and that's what makes moments like this
and this

so laughable even if you've already gone through three loads of laundry for the day and you've JUST finished washing the bouncer seat that now the pulverized peas comfortably lay. 

Because there's always this

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