Marbles in the washer,
Toothpaste on the mirror,
Legos stabbing feet as I chase away bad dreams.
Endless cries of “Moooommy!”
Snacktime every hour,
Water spilled across the table, half of dinner on the floor.
My opinion being gospel,
My stories being loved,
“I need a Mommy snuggle!” whenever I cease to move.
Hugs that end with giggles,
Rubbing kisses into my cheeks,
That moment of blissful silence when they’re finally asleep.