She told me I was mean and my heart broke.
She looked me in my eyes, folded her tiny arms, and told me I was mean.
Now the reason for this is that I had just informed her that she had to vacate my room.
It was time for her to enter full toddlerhood by sleeping in her own bed.
This warranted the mean mommy award. Normally I would fold, but tonight I will stand my ground.
A battle of wills is where we both are now.
I will not back down.
It is now bedtime and bittersweet. This is her last night, but she’s not done with me.
She crawls in my lap, wraps her arms around my neck, and says the four words that get to me every time….I love you mommy.
And my heart melts.
Maybe one more night won’t hurt.
Round 1,046,388 goes to Kai.
Artwork by: @patcurlin21
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