11 Ridiculously Satisfying Mom Triumphs

11 Ridiculously Satisfying Mom Triumphs

I think the title says it all: 11 Ridiculously Satisfying Mom Triumphs. The kind of triumphs that are ridiculous, but no less satisfying and triumphant. The kind of triumphs that may not seem too extraordinarily triumphant to anyone but moms. We moms, though, we know how to appreciate life’s simplest triumphs… especially when our kids are involved.

  1. When your 3-year-old says he wants mac-and-cheese for lunch, you ask him three times just to be sure, and fifteen minutes later, once the mac-and-cheese is made, he doesn’t start screaming, “But I wanted grilled cheese!” Hallelujah.
  2. Your toddler starts running away from you in a public place, you yell out “Stop, come back!,” and he actually listens the first, second, or even the third time you call without any chasing or tackling on your part. Mom of the year? I think yes.
  3.  When you make plans or schedule an appointment to work around what is 95% of the time your baby’s nap time, and on that day he actually doesn’t decide to not fall asleep until two hours later than usual.
  4. After making and eating dinner with your family, you look at the leftovers, then ponder in front of your avalanche-of-Tupperware cabinet, decide to use the one that holds 3 cups instead of the one that holds 3 1/2 cups (because any unused Tupperware space is wasted precious mess-of-a-fridge space!), and lo and behold, the food fits *perfectly,* give or take zero ounces. Score!
  5. Your toddler is playing independently while his dad’s on the couch with the laptop and you’re doing chores. Once you finish and sit down for a moment of relaxation, your toddler doesn’t immediately tackle you, begging for horsey rides, food, and a metropolitan of building blocks.
  6. You finish at the store sooner than you had anticipated (and not because you ditched a full cart in aisle 18 and raced toward the exit, buying nothing, because someone couldn’t stop screaming).
  7. On a particularly long day your child goes to bed at 11pm when he usually goes to bed at 8pm. The next morning, instead of waking at his typical 8am, he wakes up at 8:25am. BOOM. 
  8. When your kid gets sick with the stomach flu (bless his little soul), and he throws up for the first time at 12pm, not 12am.
  9. You sleep six consecutive hours on a regular basis.
  10. You don’t remember the last time someone kicked you in the face while buckling them in, rammed their head into your jaw while dressing them, bit your nipple while feeding them, or jumped onto your stomach for no other reason than you made the mistake of lying down.
  11. It’s not an occasion of utmost rarity for you to get dressed all the way, i.e., to wear pants with a zipper, possibly even accessories, e.g., a scarf, earrings, a necklace (not your kid’s leftover lunch stains). Look at you just doing it all, and looking so. darn. good doing it.