Many people have pondered the question, “What is the meaning of life?” Some say it is to love others and be loved in return. Others say it is to make a million dollars on a reality show. As for me, I’m too tired from my kids sucking the life force out of me to answer that question.
What I can do for you, though, is give you an answer to many, many other questions. If you’re the mom of a running, smiling, nap-refusing, tantrum throwing little one, I can answer just about any question you ask with one word:
Don’t believe me? Have you ever asked these questions?
What is that smell? Toddlers.
Why am I so tired? Toddlers.
Who took my socks? Toddlers.
Why is there a stain on my coat? Toddlers.
Who’s in bed next to me? Toddlers.
What happened to all the Post-Its? Toddlers.
Why is there something floating in my water? Toddlers.
Why do I have to make dinner every night? Toddlers.
How did I get so many gray hairs? Toddlers.
Who ate my sandwich? Toddlers.
What do I talk about with the grocery clerk? Toddlers.
Why am I up so early? Toddlers.
Why can’t I sleep? Toddlers.
Why am I sitting here watching Super Why by myself? Toddlers.
Why is my house such a mess? Toddlers.
What is that noise? Toddlers.
Who put my hairbrush in the toilet? Toddlers.
Who peed on the couch? Toddlers.
Why is there pudding in my hair? Toddlers.
Why am I always forgetting things? Toddlers.
Who colored on the walls? Toddlers.
Why haven’t I showered this week? Toddlers.
Why can’t I get any work done? Toddlers.
Why does my car look like a Goldfish graveyard? Toddlers.
How did a banana get in my shoe? Toddlers.
Who’s in charge of my life? Toddlers.
One word. Two syllables. The answer to almost any question you can ask. You’re welcome.
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