Its been a rough spring for us. I think we have gotten every cold/flu that has passed by our house this year. I have been continually sick and at least 2 other kids have been sick too. As a result I have been cutting corners in my everyday chores; more microwave meals, jammies and socks are being put away without being folded. One of the easiest ways to catch a few more zzzzz's in the morning is to cut corners on breakfast and lunch. I have been making muffins in the afternoon so they are ready made for breakfast. Lunches get made quicker if I don't cut the sandwiches and the kids get a whole apple or mandarin orange.
Today we had a little extra time before school so I cut the boys sandwiches and apples for their lunch. As is the morning tradition William had to 'check what he was having for lunch' on the drive to preschool. I was surprised to hear from the back of the car, "Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Mommy! You cut my sandwich. My favorite is a cut sandwich. You are the best Mommy ever!"
Apparently, in order to be appreciated for what I do I just need to stop doing it for a bit.