Today We All Cried

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Today we all cried.

Some of us cried because we miss our friends.
Some of us cried when the iPad was taken away.
Some of us cried while struggling to share mommy’s attention.
Some of us cried when we were refused more treats.
Some of us cried when we had to go for a walk and did not want to.
Some of us cried when we accidentally got hurt playing too rough with a sibling.
Some of us cried when we could not agree on a movie.
Some of us cried when we had spaghetti again for dinner.

And Mom cried, too.

Mom cried when her husband still had to go to work.
Mom cried because she misses her sisters and friends.
Mom cried when she did not have time to make herself lunch.
Mom cried when she failed to have the kids do any school work.
Mom cried when she realized she needs help but has no one who she can ask.
Mom cried when the toddler accidentally smacked her face so hard.
Mom cried almost every time a child said they were hungry again.
Mom cried when her daughter said she wanted a playdate.
Mom cried when the toddler asked to play when she was too exhausted to.

Mom cried at the immense overwhelm of this situation which made her children cry to see their mother cry.

Her children hugged her and snuggled her.

Mom decided tomorrow would be a better day than today.

And it was.

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Leah Lynch
Leah is a Massachusetts native who grew up in the MetroWest area. She met her husband in 2006 and they bonded over all things Boston. After moving to North Carolina for 4 years, they realized they had to move back to New England. (love that dirty water!) In 2011 they welcomed a son into their family. Then 2014, 1 week before having their daughter, their son was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The last but not least little guy came in 2017. With three kids and special needs in their life, they rely on an amazing support system of friends and family. Leah is a stay at home mom, who is also growing a small business, and enjoying the independence and freedom it has given her. Loves: Great food (mostly made by her talented husband), playing with the kids, the beach, date nights, The Pats, The Sox, The B’s, new socks and bras, and American history, and movies. Can’t stand: Cotton balls, weeds, broken crayons, pollen, and vacuuming up Cheerios every half hour.