::insert picture of a sleeping toddler here::
ha. i kid.
but seriously. alex spends 75% of her time ripping her clothing (what the what?! how?!), pulling elastics out of her hair, smearing popsicle juice across her face, eating dirt & all around- looking like a hot mess.
the other 25% of the time- she's asleep.
i won't lie- i used to question the mothers that went out in public with children that appeared to be...how do i put this nicely...well, from another planet.
externally i would smile & offer up the expected "oh, she's so cute!"
but in my head i was like, "oh my GAWD! did you lose a bet?!"
then i had alex. and she grew up. and she aquired a mind of her own. and she finds horrible things appealing.
things like snot, loud noises, lolipops, stickers, glitter & anything wet & sticky.
and now i understand.
so these days when i see a child, out in public, in various stages of undress- i mentally salute the other mother for the mere fact that her child appears to be in good health & she, herself, appears to be sane.
and then i focus on my own child who is trying to remove her shirt, eat a cheese stick, put rocks (where the hell did you find rocks?!) in her pocket & empty the content of my purse- all at the same time.
and i think to myself, "oh my GAWD! she is SO CUTE!"
top: gift from my mom (alex adores Kai Lan)
happy friday- have a great weekend & a wonderful Mother's Day!