Is this really happening?
It finally happened!!!!
I was waiting for an eternity and getting kind of sad and jealous of other moms who have hit this milestone already.
Nope– I’m not talking about teething or pooping on the potty or going to school or hearing their first cuss word…
I FINALLY GOT A SIGN ON THE DOOR BANNING ME FROM THEIR ROOM.
I’m giddy with excitement.
I joined the club! The club where members are excluded, rather than included.
I worked really hard for this and I want to thank all the parents who have gone before me who have taught me the finer points of ticking off their kids to the point that they got a sign.
This is only the first in a long series of “Go Away” signs that I hope I’ll get over the course of my momming journey.
Cuz kids… I AM NOT YOUR FRIEND.
But the coolest thing about this sign is the wording:
MOM IS NOT coming in our room.
I may be looking at a seventh book in the series!!! “Mom’s Not Comin’ In Our Room” flipped on it’s head and telling the story from the kids’ perspective.
What do you think?
The other two had already fallen asleep. It was just my little hurricane and I.
“Hey TJ. Did you get the note I left you in your lunchbox today?”
He nodded a sleepy smile and reached out his arms to hug me.
For every bit of destruction and chaos this child leaves in his wake, his heart is big enough to cover all of it.
I squeezed him really tight.
“I love you so much my precious boy.”
Him: “I love you too mom.”
I hugged him again.
Him: “And I love Pops and Q.”
Him: “Yeah. I love Pops and Q. Can I go over to their house tomorrow?”
Me: “You don’t really love me! You just wanted to placate me into letting you go over to your grandparents tomorrow!!!”
Hey @susanhawthorne & @jameshawthorne can you believe that? What a smooth operator. Preying on the tremulous and fragile feelings of a hopeful mother.
So… I love you guys so much. I’m your ONLY daughter. You’re my favorite parents in the world. #youwannataketjfortheweekend?