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You’re not supposed to . . .

With chocolate up to his elbows and from ear to ear, Conner says, “Wait Mom, what about my cavitites?” Often I get caught up in all the things we’re not supposed to do. We’re not supposed to make a mess, we’re not supposed to play with our food, we’re not supposed to use potty talk, we’re not supposed to eat candy especially when we have a cavity (or two).

I’m not entirely sure how things got so out of control today.  T Dev was a ticking time bomb staring at her masterpiece strawberries.  I told them they had to wait until after dinner to eat a strawberry.  I wanted to hurry up and get things cleaned up before they made an even bigger mess. I could feel my blood pressure rising as I began to anticipate the clean up. Crap. I hadn’t taken a picture yet.  Quickly I grabbed the camera. As I sat scrunched behind the camera watching my life through the lens, I couldn’t help but pause for a moment and enjoy watching my kids be kids. I started to giggle and before I knew it all three of us were belly laughing so hard I had tears running down my face.  I started feeling a little guilty as Baby Gav enviously watched his brother and sister.  Oh, what the heck, he’s the third. At least there’s fresh fruit somewhere in that ball of chocolate.

Today I learned that once in a while it’s ok to break the rules. It’s ok to make a mess once in a while. It’s ok to play with our food once in a while.  It’s funny to say “poop” for no reason, and it’s ok to eat candy, even if you have a cavity, once in a while. At the end of the day, we have taken a somewhat uneventful activity and created (hopefully) a lifelong memory. So in twenty years from now when my kids have grown, I hope that I will have forgotten about the challenging times and only remember the ones when we broke the rules and had a whole lot of fun doing things we weren’t supposed to. Fart. Fart. Poop. Poop.

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