When I clip Kiran’s nails, I don’t even attempt to keep the clippings together. I just let them fly willy-nilly onto the family room carpet.
Sometimes I don’t give Kiran a bath, even when it’s bath day.
There have been days I have opted out of the second dosage of eye drops, because it is sometimes just too hard. (This has no significant medical bearing on him; don’t worry!)
Kiran has been known to sport his pajamas for an entire day after sleeping in them. I do always put a fresh pair on before putting him to bed!
I take about two hours in the middle of the day, as often as I can, to drive to a location to take a walk with Kiran. I could pretend that this is for him – he gets fresh air, gets to see outside, etc. – but really, it is for my own sanity.
I have never once felt guilty about leaving Kiran with a babysitter. (This may be partially because we have the best babysitters ever!)
I never thought I could love someone this much. I am not a perfect person or a perfect mother (I know, this comes as quite the shock to most of you!), but I know I am the mother Kiran needs.