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March 11, 2009

Sometimes, I wonder about my skills as a mother. We all have those days – we’re short with our children, or we don’t feel like playing Little People for the umpteenth time, or we just run away. Those are the days that I wonder if I’m cut out for this mothering thing. I gave up a career that I was pretty damned good at. I gave up my nice, tight tummy (and my very cute belly button). I color, sing, dance, run, and play with my girls all day long. But I’m human, and sometimes I have those days where I just want to hide from them.

Then there are days like today, where I watch my oldest child and marvel at her own mothering skills. She tucks her stuffed lamb into bed and kisses her on the nose and tells her to have sweet dreams, just like I do with her. The baby who lives in the dollhouse asks her mommy for cookies, and Ava pretends to be the mommy, “Not until you eat something healthy first – I want you to grow big and strong!” Just like I tell her. She shows her sister how to color (“No Emily, the crayons go on da paper, not in or mouth! Silly baby!”). She asks me if I need any medicine when I say that my head hurts. She is already a good mother.

Here’s more proof:

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 11, 2009 3:42 am

    SO precious!!

  2. March 11, 2009 4:44 am

    Allie- I’m always thinking “If only I could be as good a mom as Ayelet” – keep it up! I wonder how you have such energy to do so many great things with your kids when I am just wading through molasses most days!

  3. March 12, 2009 12:29 am

    Love the video!And fwiw, you’re probably the best mom I know, definitely among the best. 🙂

  4. March 13, 2009 3:04 am

    Love it! They’re so cute! And you know what I think about your mommy skills… 🙂

  5. March 13, 2009 6:00 am

    You really are an amazing Mom, Allie!

  6. March 19, 2009 10:31 pm

    Ava is so sweet in the video. You are such a great mom! And i don’t even get to see you in action – but i know you work hard at it and love your family!

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