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Mom Spot: Not Alone

I was recently with a friend who has an almost two-year-old and another on the way. Her little guy fell asleep while we were chatting and she looked at me and asked, "Is it wrong that I love him more when he's sleeping?"

I laughed out loud! Because every mom I know has felt exactly that way. When your kids are infants and they have a tendency to cry and cry and cry, you love the silence that comes when they are sleeping. When your kids are toddlers and they've learned to say "no" while running around trashing the place, you love the peace that comes from limp, still bodies. When your kids are school-aged and they've learned that they can talk back and have an opinion about everything, you love bedtime and come to celebrate it like a daily holiday.

So, you're not alone. Kids are hard work and although you may not actually love them more when they are asleep, I'm willing to say that God made sleep for a reason. For kids and moms, it's a needed break from the chaos of life.

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