Today, a quiz:
Which one of the following moms is the Best. Mom. Ever.?
a) The mom who didn’t blink when her 2-year-old reclaimed leftover scrambled eggs from the dog bowl. Scrambled eggs that even the dog refused to eat. Scrambled eggs that he proclaimed “my eggs, my eggs,” and then proceeded to scarf down.
b) The mom who impulse-bought three board games (Operation, Connect Four, Mousetrap) at Target because they were games that she either loved or loved and did not have as a child. Spoiled kids? Oh, never.
c) The mom whose child asked, “Mom, can I have a cookie if I finish my chips?”
d) Or the mom who ran over her 5-year-old’s foot with a shopping cart at Target. A cart, by the way, that carried that 5-year-old’s two younger brothers. And who then had to be told, “Mom, please slow down, my foot hurts because you ran over it.”
Guess what? No matter which answer you chose, I WIN! Who’s totally awesome?
Some days you just have to revel in the absurdity of it all. And hope that your kids don’t need too much therapy.
EDITED TO ADD: Mousetrap totally sucks, by the way. I never had it as a child, always wanted it, and now hate it. My kids, however, absolutely adore it.