My children do not know

My children have no clue of what is going on in the world around them..

They dont know the covid-19 adapted life we live. 

They wake up and play and enjoy their summer just as they should

They go to stores. They enjoyed vacation. they see family

They do not know of the riots and germs that have turned our happy life into a sheltered situation 

We keep our children happy and unaware because they should not carry that weight on their shoulders

They do not need the stress of the world on them

My oldest asks daily when he can return to school and friends

I get excited for him. We buy new backpacks and school supplies..

He doesn't need to know that kindergarten isnt going to be the same as it was for the children before him

He needs to know itll be fun and he will learn and play just as he should

I fear not the tragedies in the world around me. Instead I fear the impact it has on the happiness and innocence of my children. 

My children will continue to enjoy their adolescence because they simply do not know 

I am mom

I am a mom

I am poky feet in my back all night

I am sticky hands and dirty faces wiping their yuck on me at all times

I am lost to modern day television but a pro at all shows kid-related

I am spaghetti three nights a week cause that's all my kids eat

I am kisser of the boo boos (both real and pretend)

I am mediator of arguments over hulk smash and iron man

I am giver up of watching tv with my husband without little ones wiggling their way between us

I am up in the night to make bottles and ease bad dreams

I am always always tired

I am excited and interested even when stress is overwhelming me. 

I am chasing fireflies in the warm summer nights

I am hearer of heart melting giggles

I am sacrifcier of dream jobs and great opportunities because it doesnt work with the kid schedule 

I am not sure if friends my age even exist anymore....but at least I've got mickey mouse to entertain me

I am many names: worker, wife, friend, helper, maid, etc...

But before anything else I am MOM. 

My children do not know

My children have no clue of what is going on in the world around them.. They dont know the covid-19 adapted life we live.  They wake up and ...