I’m probably not, but maybe I am

Whenever I’m away from the kids for a few days, I miss them tons, and I’m the most patient and loving and awesome mom in the world when I get home. For at least six hours.


Seamus clearly missed me a lot, too, because as soon as I walked in the kitchen, weighed down by many bags, he chanted this at the top of his lungs:

Who’s the best mom in the world?

MOMMY! MOMMY!

What a sweetie, I thought. Then he continued:

Actually she’s probably not but maybe she is!

MOMMY! MOMMY! 

 I love how his characteristic, piercing honesty crept in there, but then he rallied to spare any possible hurt feelings. From where he stands, I’m probably not the best mom in the world, but when he’s running a temp and I’ve been gone for two and a half days and I finally come back, he can squint, and round up, and maybe I am.


I can live with that. 

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Ellen August 10, 2010 at 2:24 am

This just completely made me laugh, which I needed as I am running on empty! So glad we met at BlogHer (I'm the person who quoted you in the Babble article). Hope you had a great time!

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Jaime August 10, 2010 at 4:09 am

Oh, bless his heart. Is he still sick?

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Meredith L. August 10, 2010 at 4:46 pm

At least you're in the running.

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KBH August 10, 2010 at 6:54 pm

At least he won't have any unrealistic expectations when he is a teenager or even when he decides to have kids of his own!!! Gotta love it!

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