Sunday, May 9, 2010

For Mother's Day...I got my kid back

For this Mother's Day, all I wanted was to like my kid again.

I have no idea how, but we've gone from "I'm selling my wait, I'll pay you to take him" to "I've got the cutest, sweetest kid ever" from one day to the next. It's like if the kid that's been hanging around here, disrespecting and defying and making me question my every parenting move, was replaced overnight with the one who is usually here...the one who says "Please" and "Thank you" without being prompted...the one who helps his little brother stop crying...the one who brushes his teeth immediately and happily when told...the one who makes me happy to be his Mama.

Just in time for Mother's Day.

Friday at his school's Mother's Day breakfast:

Today at the beach:

8 1/2 hours on the beach with the whooooole family:
I am a lucky, lucky girl.
Okay, maybe this Mommy business ain't so bad after all...


  1. So glad to read this post Liz and lovely to hear you had such a great Mother's Day x

  2. I'm glad you had a great day Liz. Just like when they were babies, kids go through phases - sometimes sweet and sometimes not so sweet.

  3. Glad to hear you guy made Mother's Day great. I am a little jealous that you got to spend the day on the beach. We had snow this Mother's Day. It was quite sad.

    Stopping by from SITS.


  4. That made me smile!! I'm soooo glad things are looking great and that you had a wonderful Mother's Day!

  5. Ahhhh... how great to have your son back. I hope he stays for a while - you deserve it! Can't wait to be blogging by you through Five For Ten!

  6. I'm so glad the happy kid came out for you this weekend! You guys look so much alike!

  7. Ha ha - I love it! I think any mother who is honest has wanted to slap their kid at least once! But I'm so glad you got your good boy back in time for Mother's Day!

  8. It looks like a perfect Mother's Day! I am especially jealous of your time at the beach!

  9. So glad Ben is back! So glad you had a wonderful day with the ones you love!

  10. Wow - that's great that your whole family was able to be at the beach. I read your previous post and had to laugh. I totally get that. I love my toddler to pieces but that doesn't mean I have to like her all the time. Seriously - learning that simple fact has delivered me from the mommy guilt.

    Well, just that little part of the mommy guilt because there are so many other things to feel guilty about. :)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. Momalom 5 for 10 Rocks doesn't it?

  11. That's how it works. They are horrid and then throw in some delightful just to keep us on the hook. Mine are experts -- and I see yours is too!


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