Here’s To Us (That Means You Too!)

by Scary Mommy
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Presented by General Mills

Here’s to mothers who bravely waited until the bus rounded the corner to burst into tears.

Here’s to mothers who have bandaged imaginary boo-boos and applied ice packs for tummy aches.

Here’s to mothers who have fished poop out of bathtubs, pellet by pellet, without so much as gagging.

Here’s to mothers who have slept in twin beds or on hardwood floors, just to be within an arm’s reach of their needy child.

Here’s to mothers who have been away for days, missing their children so badly they could taste it, only to arrive home completely unnoticed.

Here’s to mothers who wonder if the teenage babysitter is a better mother than they are.

Here’s to mothers who have given up their unlicked ice cream cone, because their child’s fell flat on the sidewalk.

Here’s to mothers who let their children dress themselves and hope with all their might that the rest of the world is aware of that fact.

Here’s to mothers who bite their tongues instead of saying “I told you so” when their children so deserve it.

Here’s to mothers who would gladly take the broken arm or stomach bug or broken heart if it could spare their child the pain.

Here’s to mothers who find their expensive hair products poured down the drain and their brushes filled with doll hair.

Here’s to mothers who wear evidence of their children, not only under their clothing, but on it as well.

Here’s to mothers who are ecstatic to find a worm or spot a garbage truck in action, even though they find both disgusting.

Here’s to mothers who think not about themselves, but about their kids’ exposure to artificial ingredients, chemicals, and UVB and UVA rays.

Here’s to mothers who never feel completely at peace unless all of their children are under their own roof.

Here’s to stretch marks and saggy boobs and C-section scars.

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Today, over 80% of General Mills cereal recipes include real ingredients like fruit and vegetable juice concentrate and spice extracts like turmeric for color, and natural flavors like vanilla, peanut butter, and more.

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