when you rejoice over....
-a good night's sleep that includes waking less than three times, getting up to pee only once and not sleeping through the alarm in the morning
- only one of your kids puking and somehow (miraculously) the others have managing to avoid the sickness.
-a trip to Costco with a bill under $400
-painted fingernails that last longer than a day or two
-a mopped floor. And by mopped, I mean that a cup of water spilled, so grabbing a rag to wipe the spot up on the floor.
-a bedtime routine that only involves 4 trips up the stairs, 2 cups of water and one more story
-a meal at the table that lasts longer than 5 minutes, before someone has thrown their plate, declared they are done or arguing has ensued, ending the conversation.
-a vaccummed living room without any lego pieces clogging the vacuum
-a trip to the grocery store that doesn't involve an injury, a tear or a tantrum
-showering two days in a row, putting on make up and actually straighting your hair
-walking into the bathroom with the lid down, no toilet paper on the floor or lingering in the toilet, and no pee to wipe off the seat.
-a weekend with no kid's birthday parties.
-only one of your children ending up in your bed, in the middle of the night
-vacuuming out all of the crumbs from your car and successfully serving a McDonald's lunch without adding more
-going 12 hours without having to do one load of laundry
-your house not looking like it was hit by Hurricane Katrina and actually being at a presentable state, where people could come over. For 10 minutes.
-calling each of your kids by their actual name on the first try
-a RedBox movie, a cheap bottle of wine and microwave popcorn, as the perfect date night.
-finding $10 in the back pocket of your jeans and immediately heading to Starbucks
-silence that lasts more than 15 minutes
-meeting your $3,000 medical deductible, so you can have unlimited dr visits for the rest of the year
-BOGO meals at restaurants
-an hour long "Sofia the First" episode, so you can take a quick snooze on the couch
But, in all honesty, I wouldn't change a thing. Promise!
What small feats do you rejoice over, moms??