Monday, February 23, 2009

How to...

get your kids to say , "Mom, you are the best mom ever.":

1.  One day when you are out shopping, stop and look at all the fun colors of nail polish.
2.  Choose the one that you, as a mom, would never choose...or wear.
3.  Buy it.
4.  Bring it home and surprise your little girls.

5.  After you finish polishing the girls' nails, one will probably ask to polish yours.
6.  Smile and say, "I'd love to have you do my nails."  (Even if it is blue and you really don't want to have it done.)

7.  Ooh and Ahh over how good a nail polisher your little girl has become.
8.  Tell her you think she will probably be able to start polishing her own nails by the time she turns eight.

9.  She will then start talking very grown up and asking about all the other things she will be allowed to do as she gets older.  Tell her.  
10.  Thank her for doing such a good job.  Give her a kiss, but not a hug, because you might wreck your newly polished blue nails, and send her off to bed.

This is when she will pause and say, "Thank you for buying that cool polish.  Mom, you are the best mom, ever."  


  1. Oh, I LOVE those moments. Maybe I'll try this one soon....

  2. I loved this. You are a way to cool mom. Very special times!!!


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