One of my goals as a mom this year has been to be a sillier mom. That sounds weird, right? What does that even mean?
Well, I’ll explain it to you. Sometimes I take this motherhood gig a little too seriously. I’m mad that the kids spilled milk on the carpet, I’m mad that they won’t pick up their toys and I’ve asked 10 times already, I’m irritated that they are fighting over the 50 cent toy from McDonald’s when they have an entire play room full of toys, I’m upset that they broke my favorite mug, and the list goes on. Living with three kids three and under, there’s always something to me mad, upset or irritated with. Add in a husband and a puppy and you might just lose your mind!
But… life is so short. I don’t know where the time even goes, but somehow it just keeps slipping away from me. Life is too short to be so serious in my role as a mom that I am upset over small, little things. There are things to be upset over. But the small things aren’t worth it! That’s where my goal to be a sillier mom comes in. I want to laugh at my three year old’0s hilarious one liners until my belly hurts. I want to chase my two year old around the house, even if it’s a disaster zone. I want to lay on the floor with my one year old and talk in the funniest voices, the ones that make him laugh so hard. I want to jump on the bed with my kids, even if it goes against everything I was taught growing up.
Here’s to being a sillier, happier mama. Because the days are long, but the years are short… and I want to enjoy every moment with these beautiful kiddos that I possibly can!