I was never voted "Most Likely to be a Mom." But somehow, over the course of MANY years, that's where I've ended up. And the coolest thing about being someone's mother is that every now and then your kid will just open your eyes. The eyes that, all day, have only seen the dirty bathroom and the loads of laundry and the empty milk jug and those spider webs over there.

Who'd have ever thought you could have this much fun with a trampoline, a water hose and a bottle of dish detergent?