This morning I was getting ready in the bathroom with what seemed like no less than a hundred kids running around at my feet. They seem to multiply when you are in a confined space like that. I was trying to get my teeth brushed and toenails clipped when I heard Noah say to Sadie," If you put on this nail polish you will look so pretty! And you can put on makeup, too, and it will be so beautiful!"
Sadie didn't miss a beat. She said, "Noah, you don't need any of those things to be beautiful."
And in that one instant, I felt like I was totally succeeding as a mother.