When you wake up in a sweat at 2:34 am and realize you’re out of clean uniforms for the kids.
When you’re late for an appointment and the kids decide to put on their shoes in slow motion.
Mama’s Answer to Almost Everything
Have you tried going potty?
Deciding who started it, whose turn it is, whose share it is, who hit whom first.
That we get through homework time without heads bitten off.
When you realize there’s absolutely no milk at home and breakfast will be cereal with water (again!)
Mama’s Time Out
When you hang out in the loo with a magazine/kindle/phone – without the kids banging on the door.
Mama’s Sick Day Quota
Mama’s Listening Skills
If it’s too quiet, then someone’s up to no good
Mama’s Worst Case Scenario
When your kid wants to pee NOW and the restroom is at the other end of the mall.
Letting the kids eat the last spoon of dessert.
Coffee, Chai, Margaritas at noon
Mama’s Favourite Moment
Goodnight kisses from the kids.
Mama’s Morning Line Number 1
“Eat, eat, c’mon EAT!!”
Mama’s Morning Line Number 2
“You’re going to be late!”
Mama’s Prep before Outings
Making sure the whole family pees before heading out for the day.
Hand sanitizer and wet wipes
Mama’s Perfect Vacation
Getting a full night’s sleep.
That this stage is going to be over all too soon.