All mothers have dreams for our kids. We dream of them growing up to be successful, prosperous, happy adults who are kind, caring and well-rounded. We dream for them to do well in school, go to college and get in a degree in something they love. We dream for them to find that special person, get married and have a beautiful family. But when you are in the thick of it, when your kids are little…and noisy…and messy; it’s hard to see those dreams. Instead we have other dreams. Here are some of mine:
I have a dream, that one day, I will be able to take a shower, uninterrupted.
I have a dream, that there will be no crumbs on my floor and that I don’t have to sweep and mop after each meal.
I have a dream, that I will be able to food shop, ALONE.
I have a dream that I won’t feel like I need 6 different caffeinated beverages a day to keep my eyes open.
I have a dream that my daughter will just comb her hair out without screaming.
I have a dream that I will have a yelling-free household where everyone gets along and shares.
I have a dream that when I prepare a nice, healthy meal; that everyone will eat it. And like it.
I have a dream that Biscuit would learn to pick up her own poop.
I have a dream when my son asks me to help him build an awesome Lego contraption, he actually plays with it, instead of choosing something else to do the moment I finish it.
I have a dream that my husband and I can go out on a date night at least once a month without having to move Heaven and Earth to make it work.
I have a dream that I could just lose 10 pounds without trying.
I have a dream that my kids will actually sit and watch a whole movie.
I have a dream that when I want to take a picture of my peas, they all look at me and smile without me having to either a) take 1,000 pictures, b) make myself look like a clown or c) a combination of those two.
I have a dream that my 2 year old with just magically wake up potty trained.
I have a dream that a Starbucks will become my neighbor.
Some days are hard, most are LONG, but of course we wouldn’t trade them for anything. But a girl can have dreams, right?? 😉
What are some of your mommy dreams?