‘Me: Kids, I’m going to go take a quick shower. Child: Can I have a snack? Me: No, I’m going to make dinner. Another child: Can you help me find my pink dragon with glittery wings?’

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“Me: Kids, I’m going to go take a quick shower.

Child: Can I have a snack?

Me: No, I’m going to make dinner. Just give me 10 minutes.

Another child: Can you help me find my pink dragon with the glittery wings?

Me: Yes, after my shower.

Yet another child: Can I tell you about this new Nintendo game that’s coming out that I really want for Christmas?

Me: Yes, after my shower.

*walks upstairs
*children follow

Child: Can I just have one piece of candy?

Me: No.

Another child: I looked everywhere! I think she’s lost forever!

Yet another child: Anyway, so when you beat this one level, there are still like 5 more bosses you have to beat and…

*enters bathroom
*turns on water.

Me: I am going to take a shower now.

Child: But HE had candy! (points to other child)

Another child: (now crying in sorrow over lost dragon)

Yet another child: And then you go into this other world to fight like a giant dragon monster…

*is now naked
*steps into shower

From the other side of the glass shower doors:

Child: If I eat all my dinner, THEN can I have candy?

Another child: (still sobbing)

Yet another child: So, I can get that game for Christmas?

*steps out of shower

Child: How MANY pieces of candy can I have after dinner?

Another child: Can you help me find her now?

Yet another child: I think it’s like $49.99.

*gets dressed
*walks downstairs
*children follow

Child: Because I haven’t had ANY candy yet today.

Another child: (inconsolable)

Yet another child: I mean, that’s only 5 video games on my Christmas list and that’s not a lot…

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(In case anyone asks what motherhood is like, you can show them this.)”

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