I Want To Be Like You, Mom

Last night while helping my oldest with his math homework I looked over in the kitchen and saw Kaylee scrubbing the dishes in the sink with a dirty little scrubber and no soap and putting them right back in the sink. She looked over at me and said, “I am doing some dishes for you, Mom, because I want to be like you.” 
I’m sure she had no idea how nice that was to hear.
Just a little phrase totally made my day! It’s moments like these that make me wish these years would last forever. Being a mother is the hardest job, but so fulfilling! It makes the whining, the crying, and the sheer exhaustion at the end of the day ALL WORTH IT!

—and as I am sitting here, Ruby just came up and squirted her fruit pouch of baby food all over my jeans— I’ll be back…


I thank Heavenly Father every day for the four blessings that he sent to our home. This is what it is all about.

Have a wonderful weekend friends!


  1. says

    I had read this post a few days ago and thought how sweet that was of your daughter. Then the NEXT DAY my daughter did the exact same thing saying she wanted to help me and be like me when she was older! So precious! Thank God for the beautiful daughters He has given us to raise up! Keep up the great blog – I love reading it!

  2. says

    Thank you so much for your comment, Shannon! I’m so grateful for children who really put things in perspective and keep me grounded. It’s the little things that matter and I’m so glad that even through my short-comings that she still wants to be like me! Sounds like you have a little sweetheart in your home too! Have a wonderful week! Brandy

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