All Over My Mirror

April 14, 2013 · 18 comments

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I spent an hour scrubbing all of the mirrors in the house. We have a lot of them because I don’t like to walk more than 4 steps without smiling at my reflection.

So imagine my disdain as I prepared a shower for myself and noticed what looked like the faint, dirty fingerprints of three guilty children ALL OVER my mirror.

I grumbled something about how pointless it is to clean ANYTHING in this place when those 30 little fingers are following behind me messing everything up again.

When I got out of the shower I stared at their graffiti as the steam settled into place and made the words visible to me. Various versions of “I love Mom” were scribbled in every corner.

I mean…maybe they’re not SO bad.

Mama Kat Loves You When You Love Her


Karen and Gerard April 15, 2013 at 2:17 am

Aw, that’s cute! Oh, by the way, I watched your March Madness basketball tip video. I give you credit for shooting hoops in a coat–not easy! I think you need to practice your layups though. I noticed you didn’t even attempt to demonstrate doing it from the left side. Great job getting around your three tough opponents!

Kat April 15, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Ha! I’m thinking I’ll follow up with some Spring Training baseball tips!

Shell April 15, 2013 at 6:55 am

So sweet!

But then they need to clean them. ;)

Kat April 15, 2013 at 1:39 pm

Yes exactly…only if I hand them cleaners somebody is going to wind up wearing it.

Gina_AcuteDesigns April 15, 2013 at 6:59 am

that is really sweet and cute! or….are they just doing it because they know you can’t get mad at the dirty mirrors with an “i love mom” statement thrown in? :)

Kat April 15, 2013 at 1:40 pm

Probably! Smart little cookies…I can never discipline them so long as they’re complimenting me in some way.

AnnMarie April 15, 2013 at 9:44 am

So typical of kids to do something that drives us crazy but then not be able to get mad at them for it. I swear they are smarter than we give them credit for.

Jennifer April 15, 2013 at 10:53 am

I hate that feeling. That I jumped to conclusions and my kids are really awesome but I’m a little rotten feeling.

Jenn @ Coolest Family on the Block April 15, 2013 at 11:04 am

Awwww :) Just like when you’re busy or on the phone and they’re like, “Mom. Mom. MOM! Moooommy! Mom! MOOOOM!…” “WHAT?!!!” “I love you.” Never do I feel more loved, more ashamed…and more irritated than in those moments.

Kat April 15, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Oh that is the worst! And also the sweetest, but yes…totally makes me feel like a brat.

Caroline April 15, 2013 at 11:18 am

Oh. Oops! Ain’t it nice to be loved?!

Gigi April 15, 2013 at 2:12 pm

I might be tempted to never clean that mirror again….

Mama Kat April 16, 2013 at 1:27 pm

It’s still waiting to be cleaned… :)

Gayletrini April 15, 2013 at 4:01 pm

that is so sweet! Very impish of them but so sweet!

Jenny April 16, 2013 at 5:40 am

Aww that is so sweet. I think you should keep them :)

Mama Kat April 16, 2013 at 1:32 pm

I’m thinking about it…

Jen April 16, 2013 at 11:29 am

Aw, this made me all warm and fuzzy.

OneMommy April 17, 2013 at 6:19 pm

Oh, those little fingerprints…
Mine don’t write quite yet, but they do sometimes get a hold of the dry erase marker and leave me pictures on the mirrors.

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