26 Reasons to Love Being a Mom -- Right Now

Ever think about the mundane things we do, as moms, every day -- day in and day out? The little things ... the things that we would most certainly miss if they were to stop tomorrow. I have been thinking a lot about what being a mom means to me -- and so with that -- I have made a promise to myself to start appreciating my kids, and the time we have together, more. To not just get through each day -- but really enjoy each day -- because before we turn around these adorable little kids of ours will be all grown up.

Below are 26 things that I truly love about being a mom every day ... the moments that I sometimes take for granted ... just because they are a part of the daily routine.

1. Watching my kids when they sleep.

2. I love getting my kids off the bus. I only do this once a week, and their grandpa gets them the other four days. But on that one day a week I get the most amazing smiles and giant bear hugs.

3. Watching television with my kids because they constantly sneak a look over my way to see if I am really watching -- and when they realize I am, they smile and start talking to me about how silly Doofenshmirtz is.

4. I can't stand when my son insists on jumping back and forth from the front seat of my car to the back seat -- over and over again -- while I am trying to get him buckled in so we can get to wherever we have to go -- but it is so freaking hard to resist his smirk and giggle. How can I get mad at that?

5. I will miss doing my daughter's hair when she is too old to want/let me.

6. When my kids have nightmares I feel terrible for them, but I secretly love that they are crawling into bed for a cuddle.

7. I love that I can make them feel safe simply by being in the same room with them. If only I could make them feel that safe always ...

8. I love watching them charge full speed at my husband as he wrestles with them (even though I cringe, fearing someone will accidentally gets hurt.)

9. I get annoyed when I have to get up and get a third cup of milk in the middle of dinner -- but I would miss it if it went away. 

10. I love watching them dance. They are so uninhibited and happy ... I can and will suffer through multiple boy bands to watch them.

11. I love watching (and listening to) them with their friends. They act like such big kids and they do and say the cutest things.

12. When they play kitchen and hand me a menu with every single item spelled wrong. Because -- well -- part of the fun is figuring out what the hell the menu says.

13. My son sleeping with his puppy blanket.

14. Having to bribe them to eat the damn broccoli on their plate.

15. Reading to my son every night. (This has already ended with my daughter -- she is reading Judy Blume and doesn't need me anymore.)

15. Setting up the bath for them -- which isn't that frequent any more because who has time for a bath every day!? Showers are so much faster. But they still love "swimming" in the bath every once in a while.

16. The way my daughter organizes her 17 (yes, I said 17) Beanie Boos on her bed every single morning. And she totally knows if we move them around.

17. The way my son still asks me to wipe his butt (okay -- you know what ... I am pretty certain I won't really miss this one)

18. Getting to pick out their clothes each night.

19. Checking their homework each day when I get home from work. I secretly love finding mistakes because it makes me feel like I have helped teach them something.

20. Both of my kids constantly stealing my iPhone and the cat and mouse chase that ensues.

21. Watching my kids play together for hours and hoping they stay best friends throughout their entire lives.

22. The fact my kids jumped for joy when they found out their grandparents were watching them the other night because "Grandpa always falls asleep and Grandma can't control us."

23. Playing tag with them at the park because they can't catch me. Oh yeah -- I can outrun a 5- and 7-year-old like nobodies business!

24. Their love for dessert and my having to field their constant request for some (fueled, no doubt, by my mother.)

25. The visible joy on their faces when they figure out how to do something on their own ... anything from riding a two-wheeler to completing a new level on a video game.

26. The random "It's a nice day out, can't we please have a picnic outside on the front lawn?"

What are some every day things your kids do that you love?


And hope you have a very Happy Mother's Day

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jessi... jessicasmom1

take her shopping to just look and spending time with her , bike riding, Easter egg hunting, Bounce house , local park 

cherylam cherylam

an occasional hug from the teenager running through the house....waking up from a nap to find my daughter had crawled in with me for a cuddle...

FourD... FourDaughtersMI

I love when they wrestle! I have four girls and it's fun to watch them roll around and try to outdo one another. (Well, I love it until it turns into the inevitable tears that usually end it. lol)

Dawn Tarter-Brewton

TWELVE REASONS TO LOVE BEING A MOTHER ~ OF GROWN CHILDREN ~ NOW
1. sleeping in whenever i want to
2. when one of them pulls out a debit card and says "let me get that mom"
3. not ever having to wake someone up because they will be late for school if they sleep ONE. SECOND. LONGER.
4.the glee of occasionally waking someone up because they slept over and will be late for work if they sleep ONE. SECOND. LONGER...
5. coming home to a beautiful surprise bouquet on my dining room table, and the flowers are from a florist
6. remembering when my bouquets were made of weeds and wildflowers
7. getting thoughtful weed and wildflower bouquets from a grandchild with a sheepishly grinning child holding his hand... remembering
8. warm and fuzzy skype chats with a distant child
9. giving advised that is actually asked for and followed
10. being told i am the best mom in the world, and the speaker is speaking from experience and appreciation - not because he or she wants another serving of dessert
11. realizing that i've done well, and they are doing well, and they appreciate my part in their journey
12. being told i am a hard act to follow


irish... irishmama1007

25 is one of my favorites and when I'm not feeling good or get hurt, my boys are always quick with a hug, kiss, and an "I Love You".

kjbug... kjbugsmom1517

Ill miss when my almost 4 year old no longer comes to my bed before doing anything else to give me hugs and kisses and snuggles when she wakes up. Even if it is before the sun rises. I. Will. Miss. This.

nonmember avatar Denise

GO DAWN!

AN INSPRIATION TO ALL US MOMS!

I have 2yrs- 17yrs.... And I love EVERY SECOND! Amen!

tamul... tamullen607

I love number 14! The only thing is, that I don't have to bribe them to eat the broccoli! I have to tell them the leave some for me! There are some things that I miss doing with my almost 12 year old, but still can do with my 2 1/2 year old!

Hannah Knapper

When my 1 year old randomly hugs and kisses me. I know I won't get this as much when she's older, so I savor every one.

Jessie Davenport

Every morning when she gets up, my two-year-old comes and finds me and I grab her up and we share the tightest, longest, most wonderful hug. Just starts the day off right. :)

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