Me: Em come hang out with me.
Em: What do you mean? I’ve been home all day?
Me: But in your room, not with your mom!
Em: So what do you want to do?
Me: I don’t know, just hang out with me like we used to.
Em: Like we used to what? What did we do?
Me: I don’t know, like when we would hang out all the time. Like talk a walk with the dog.
Em: Mom we did that once.
Em: Ok twice. I don’t know what you mean I’m here all the time….I’m bored!!!!
I’m all to sadly aware the day has come when my daughter would rather hang out in her room on the phone with her friends than with her mom.
For all you mommas overwhelmed with littles…
covered in crap (throw up, spit up, mac and cheese, ketchup or whatever else)…
wishing for a break….
trying to hold it together…
giving YOURSELF timeouts in the bathroom…
waiting for the day they can wipe their own butt,
unbuckle their own car seat,
brush their own hair,
brush their own teeth,
fix their own meal,
tuck themselves in,
do their own homework (because let’s be real no one gets common core math),
and want to go somewhere just once without having to pay for a babysitter…..
I get it…
I felt that.
I miss that.