Lip gloss and real phone - Baby Steps in High Heels

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Lip gloss and real phone

Husband had a business trip yesterday, so I had a rare Monday  evening at home. It was busy, though, so I was checking email on my phone while feeding the kids their dinner.

I try not to do this often, but sometimes it is necessary. I knew I had an important presentation today, so I wanted to make sure nothing changed at the last minute.

I was balancing it all pretty well, which is also a rarity for me. I was able to scan messages and still remain engaged with the kids. We were having a fun little conversation.

All of a sudden, Miss Mighty stopped, looked at me, and said, “Mommy, I wish I had your life. Lip gloss and real phone.”

I cracked up laughing. The comment was sooo true to her personality. But, also because ...

She didn’t see the stress of balancing kids and career. She didn’t notice the struggles I faced trying to fit email and macaroni and conference calls and bath time all into the same hour.

She only saw the positives.  


  1. I think it's great she's so optimistic about becoming you one day, nice work momma

  2. I love that kids just speak what's on their mind... so cute!

  3. Awwwww that is the sweetest!!!! I love kids for saying things like this :) brings everything into perspective

  4. That is so cute and i love when kids remind us to look at the good things.

  5. Oh my, that's a lot to fit into one hour! & LOL at Miss Mighty, it's hilarious how kiddos interpret things. She sounds too cute :)