And I’d do it all again tomorrow. For free!

This face is the reason that today:

I wore a hot pink storage container on my head for a hat.

I crawled around on my hands and knees pretending to be a horse, when there is a perfectly good stuffed toy horse he can sit on and ride in his bedroom.

I cleaned the living room no less than four times.

I showered while trying to avoid a variety of bath toys.

It took me an extra 15 minutes to finish folding laundry that I had already folded once or twice…or maybe three times before.

I cleaned milk soaked cereal off of the carpet.

I heard toddler giggles.

I was greeted with a kiss first thing in the morning.

I had to move the chair away from the shelf with the car keys and spare change by the entry way.

I had to wash a blue blanket with a teddy bear face on it before nap time.

I had to hang cute little boy dress pants on cute little hangers.

I got to boogie to The Doodlebops.

I will be in bed by 9:00.


  1. Ooh, that face really is precious :)

  2. forgetfulone says

    What a fun day!!!!!!!!!!

  3. That’s an adorable face. And you moms continue to amaze me with your dedication to parenting!

    13 Unresolved Issues from 2007

  4. Lol, I have two of that variety, cute but tiring!

    Cute photo too.

  5. storyteller says

    He’s a QT all right and your day seems balanced to me. I’m usually in bed by 9 without a little one to wear me out and/or keep me smiling. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs and blessings,

  6. I can so relate to almost every one o these. Too funny. At least you were in bed at 9…it 11 for me.

  7. awwww…what a face!

    Happy TT! :)

  8. Mrs. Fussy Fussypants says

    Oh Darlin’

    That is precious! Great perspective. Love me some positivity.

    Wha-what? It’s Thursday? Is it bad that I didn’t know?

    Love ya.

  9. Sarcatic Mom says

    In bed by 9:00! That’s like a fairy-tale to me. :-)

  10. Michelle Davis Petelinz says

    I remember those days! Mine is 14 now, and 6’1″, but I still see the little cutie he was when he was 3’1″!!
    Thanks for the memories, and Happy TT!

  11. Fresh Girl says

    Yeah, I can see how that face could get you to do all those things! I have a nephew-sized face that gets me to do some pretty silly things, too. ;)

  12. Fun. I’ll go around and comment on everyone’s 13’s tonight!

  13. Just stumbled upon your blog. Darling post! Makes me love my kids more.

  14. Oh, I loved this post!! Isn’t being a mommy fun? What an Adorable little guy. :o)

  15. I would gladly do any of those things just to get to see that precious face every day.

  16. It was good to read your blog and see you enjoying your son. The years just fly by. My oldest is now 20 and my youngest is 10. I remember the days of being Tinkerbell while my husband was Peter Pan and my daughter was Wendy. And yes, I had to go by the name “Tinkerbell” all day. This child, my 20 year old leaves in less than 2 weeks for 5 months overseas on a missions trip.

    Play hard!


  17. thrivingat30 says

    Very cute list! It’s very obvious that you’re a great mommy!

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