I was a actually nice mom. No, no, wait. That was another person. Okay, I used to aspire to be a actually nice mom. And now? Effectively, now I’m simply good sufficient to appreciate typically you possibly can’t make all people completely happy.
And this yr for Halloween, it isn’t my kids’ flip to be completely happy.
George, clearly not thrilled together with his Halloween costume. Nonetheless, in true good-mom type, I did let him pick if he wished one or two eyes for his costume.
A month in the past, I used to be blessed with a number of hours in a Goal — alone! And, as a result of I’m the world’s most okay-est mom, I spent the entire time shopping for diapers and wipes. With a while to spare, I checked out the costumes and agonized over the choice and high quality of the out there choices.
I refuse to spend $20-$30 on one costume made out of shoddy materials, particularly when I’ve to purchase 4. And, particularly as a result of temperatures in our space can attain the low 20s this time of yr.
I made a decision I might make the boys’ costumes like years previous…
Then I had the genius concept of creating all of them Minions. Cute! They’re all about the identical measurement and I can simply image the townspeople going gaga over my litter of Bobs and Stuarts.
And whereas I’m significantly impressed with myself over my ingenuity, my kids usually are not completely happy. Frankie typically whines, “However, Mom. I need to be a cowboy.” Or, on totally different days, he’ll say, “However, Mom. I need to be a pumpkin.”
His flip-flopping desires make me really feel a little much less like a jerk.
And when the boys are lugging a yr’s value of sweet, completely happy and heat in their tender, fuzzy fleece costumes made with love (for under seven apiece. SEVEN!), they’ll overlook all about cowboys and pumpkins.
Am I proper? Or, am I a jerk?
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