An honest take on life and parenthood

An Unexpected Gift

on May 5, 2014


After I took the Pooh out of her bath this evening, dried her off, and put her in bed to relax, she busted out with this impromptu speech:

“Mommy, you are the best.

You give me good tubbies.

You cover me with blankies after my tubby.

You give me good hugs.

You read me nice stories.

I love you so much!”

I misted up and managed to choke out, “I love you too, honey. You are such a great little girl.” I gave her a hug and a kiss, and hightailed it out of her room so she wouldn’t see me disintegrate.

It may be a marathon, but sometimes there are medals every few hundred miles.


9 responses to “An Unexpected Gift

  1. Oh my gosh. I teared up, too. What a wonderful way to close a day… a day where you ran yet another marathon but got the best medal at the end ❤


  2. Jackie says:

    I’m going to start crying too! What a sweet and wonderful reward! So special. And on a special week too! XO


  3. jgroeber says:

    Where did you get her?! Because that never happens in my house. (Or at least not very often. Ha!) Adorable post!


  4. Ahhh, so, so sweet … and such a perfect analogy about marathons and medals. Thank you for sharing 😉


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