My 200th Post...Memo to Mommy

I love this... (from Parents Magazine, September 2008)
Memo to Mommy:

"Stop freaking out about the mess! There's always time to clean - but how often do we get to make mud pies?"

"Love me, even when I'm naughty. I'll only be this age once."

"Be patient. I do everything for a reason, but I don't know enough words yet to give you an explanation."

"Let me do it. I know you can do it faster and better, but sometimes experience is the best teacher."

"Don't expect too much of me. I want to do what you ask and make you happy, but I'm still little."

"Don't try to reason with me when I'm having a tantrum. Trust me - I can't hear you over my own screaming."

"Keep your promises. It's all about trust. When I'm a teenager, you'll understand why it's so important."

"Don't keep asking me if I've been good. I'm not even sure what that means, but if I was bad, I'd never admit it."

"Don't let me think that you're perfect. I feel a lot better knowing I'm not the only one who makes mistakes sometimes."

"Set limits. I can't actually eat a whole box of cookies - I just want to see if I'd get away with it."

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The White House said...

Happy 200th post! What a great one at that. I love the one about messes. My poor kids are worried about making messes. I am trying to ease up a bit on that- you should see how trashed our house is now!

Lynn said...

Oh, I love it! Thanks for putting things in perspective!!

Chelle said...

Love it!

Happy 200th!!

Angelique said...

Happy 200th post!!

Carol said...

200 huh? That is a milestone.

Yeah we all need all the memo's we can get to keep our perspective straight.

mom2natnkatncj said...

Happy 200th post!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great tips. Happy 200th!

LaskiGal said...

I'm ripping this out of my magazine, laminating it, posting it on the fridge . . .

Cookie's Mom said...

Absolutely love this! I'm going to share it with my readers tomorrow.

Happy to discover your blog, Allison! I'm a new follower.

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