“What?” I answered, “I smile all the time.” I guess I really set myself up for the next comment.
“No, you don’t,” is what I heard from my darling six-year-old Joy. “You just scream at us all the day.” My eldest daughter backed her up.
I sucked in a breath and tried to defend myself: “I laugh and smile a lot!”
“Only for a picture,” was Joy’s reply. How that made me laugh!
I have thought a lot about this conversation. I’m afraid they have a point. It’s sad that they don’t think of me as a happy mom. Seriously, I do think I’m laughing on the inside much of the time. However, I often feel more like a drill sergeant than like cheery Susie homemaker. Do some of you happy moms have any tips or wisdom that you could share?
This post is linked up to Mud Pies for Mommy’s.