Yesterday I was the Best! Mom! Ever! because I let the kids run around in the sprinklers. I really should have thought to do this sooner – the kids get out energy while having a blast, and my poor lawn gets some love.

James had so much fun that, at bedtime, he said to me, “Goodnight, Mommy! See you soon! In my dream about the sprink-a-lers!”

He’s so good at buttering me up.