i have discovered something as a mother.
my builder must have installed them in our home without my knowledge, i know i didn’t ask for them.
i can’t see them, but i know exactly where they are.
they are like hidden mines in my home.
and i step on them every.single.night.
the mommy buttons
do you have them?
they are only activated during the sleeping hours of children.
after reading to my kids before bed, giving snuggles and kisses and prayers, i walk out their doors.
i have stepped on a mommy button.
there it was, right outside their bedroom doors.
i should’ve known better – after all, i step on them every night.
but, alas, i failed again, stepped on the mommy button and immediately my children call out for me.
yes, they are snug in their beds. yes, i have met their every wish for the night. yes, i sang them that extra song (way off key, as usual). all their needs were met.
but as soon as that door closes and i start to think of my night of quiet ahead of me…
it’s almost like they know it’s there…
some nights, i am able to maneuver my way past the mommy buttons outside their doors.
i walk into the playroom to sit down at my desk, giving myself an imaginary pat on the back.
as soon as my buns hit the seat…
wha?! who?! why would i ever buy a desk chair that has the button already installed?! i’m sure that wasn’t in the product description.
and of course, after tending to the needs of my chicklets, i trip over the mommy button right outside their doorways again, starting the whole process back at the beginning.
so tell me, do you have mommy buttons in your house? (please say yes!)