“Kid President,” the pint-size motivational powerhouse, is back with a special message for all the moms out there on Mother’s Day.
Here are some of them, in no particular order:
• We love you, we just don’t always know how to say it — sometimes it might come out as screaming and crying.
• Don’t worry so much about the cleaning! “Our house isn’t messy, it’s awesome. It’s awesome because we live in it.”
• It’s OK to cool it on the meatloaf.
• Have fun!
• Thank you for cleaning up all of the poop.
• Hug more, shout less.
• And of course, “mom” spelled upside-down is “wow.”
The “Kid President” series is a project of “The Office” actor Rainn Wilson’s SoulPancake.
For All the Great Moms Out There…
Before I was a Mom I never tripped over toys or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn’t worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.
Before I was a Mom – I had never been puked on.
I had complete control of my mind and my thoughts.
I slept all night.
Before I was a Mom I never held down a screaming child so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.
Before I was a Mom I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn’t want to put them down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn’t stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.
Before I was a Mom – I didn’t know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didn’t know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn’t know that bond between a mother and her child.
I didn’t know that something so small could make me feel so important and happy.
Before I was a Mom – I had never gotten up in the middle of the night every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth, the joy, the love, the heartache, the wonderment or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn’t know I was capable of feeling so much before I was a Mom. Here’s to all the Mom’s out there who loved us, cried for us, worked for & with us, lost sleep over, made sacrifices for us, worried over us and prayed for us.
I see children as kites. You spend a lifetime trying to get them off the ground. You run with them until you’re both breathless ……… they crash …….. you add a longer tail. You patch and comfort, adjust and teach – and assure them that someday they will fly. Finally they are airborne, but they need more string, and you keep letting it out. With each twist of the ball of twine, the kite becomes more distant. You know that it won’t be long before that beautiful creature will snap the lifeline that bound you together, and soar – free and alone. Only then do you know you did your job… Erma Bombeck
“All that I am or ever hope to be, I owe to my angel Mother." …Abraham Lincoln