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This morning I walked three kids through the doors of the neighborhood community center.

Emily was all sleepy-eyed, asking questions about LOST. “So, the black smoke came to be because the dude got pushed into the golden cave, right?”

Josh was all wide-eyed, showing me pictures from the issue of National Geographic that he had in his hands. “Monkeys, Mama! MONKEYS!”

Isabella was all doe-eyed, convincing me that she actually does need to wear a sweater to camp. “I know it’s 150 degrees outside, but sometimes, Mama, you just need a sweater. You just do.”

They are funny, they are quirky, they are different, they are weird, they march to their own drummers.

They are smart, they are kind, they are compassionate, they are sweet, they are spunky, they ask a lot of questions.

I thought to myself

THIS IS MY LOT.

And it’s perfect. A perfect lot. I wouldn’t want it any different. Ever.

I am so lucky to be their mama.

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  1. Your kids are always so awesome. I want to hang out at your house again.

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    ali replied on

    I celebrate their different-ness. (totally a word!) ;)

    Door is always open. We’d love to have you.

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    Comment by Avitable on July 11, 2012
  2. such cute personalities! you are one lucky mama! i love posts like this. :)

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    Comment by carlia on July 11, 2012
  3. Awww! Awesome breeds awesome, my friend!

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    Comment by Karen Sugarpants on July 11, 2012
  4. Kids are amazing. Treasure it before teenager-dom beats the hell out of it, lol.

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    Comment by Nuala Reilly on July 11, 2012
  5. I hope my kids are just as awesome as yours at that age.

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    Comment by Jen on July 11, 2012
  6. there is a mother and the love they have for their children is unique, as the description of each one of them, for our mother all her children are special and unique, thanks for making me remember how important it is to have my mom nearby.

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    Comment by rushu on July 12, 2012
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