I got in from work the other day, and no sooner than I put my keys down, I had my circle of friends around me. Audrey hugging, Ryan behind her, and the little dog jumping up and down behind both of them.
"Mommy, why do you smell so good?" "Mommy, you're pretty." "Mommy, I missed you."
It was enough to stop the "Can't-you-people-let-me-set-down-my-purse-and-breathe?" snark about to come out of my mouth. Wooowww. Kinda hard to not like being loved like that.
I considered changing my schedule and working full time.
But then the real work started: "Mom, I'm hungry." "Mom, I need a book for school, can you take me to Barnes and Noble?" "Mom, can you help me with my homework?" "Mom." "Mom." "Mommm...."
"How was your day?" Mr W asked, as I walked into our room and made my Mr Rogers change-of-clothes switch.
"It appears it's just getting started," I answered, grinning at him as I finished putting my things away.