Like yesterday. So much pushback.
"I can't do this! What does this mean!?"
"I got hurt at school today."
"I forgot my lunch at school. So I bought lunch. Oh and I forgot to bring it home."
"I got a D on this paper. And these 5 answers are marked off because the teacher couldn't read my writing."
"I can't do this! I hate this!"
"Where are my shoes?"
"MAAAAAAAAAAOOOOOOOM! Where are the pencils?"
"Oh. I was putting my shoes away and I got distracted. I was playing."
"I lost my library book."
"I'm done cleaning my room! Except for making my bed ... and cleaning that off the floor ... oh and I forgot all that stuff in the corner ..."
And also, bright moments.
"I love helping you make dinner, mom."
"I'm almost done with my project!"
"What can I help with?"
"I get to go to the good conduct celebration next week."
"I love you. You're the best mommy in the world."
"My family is awesome."
"May I please have snugglebunnies?"
"I'm so happy!"
You've gotta take the good with the bad, right? In the immortal words of Rob Base ... it's like sunshine & rain.