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The 12 Days of Christmas For Moms

The Real 12 Days of Christmas For Moms

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As soon as you become a parent, your Christmas magically transforms from a time of brainstorming your own wish list to focusing on making the season memorable for your kids. And even though bringing family traditions to life can feel like a full-time job, mom duty never ends. So forget the turtle doves and calling birds — who has time for that anyway?! — and take comfort in knowing that if this is what your twelve days of Christmas actually look like, you're not alone!

On the first day of Christmas,
my little one gave to me:

A meltdown in the checkout line.

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On the second day of Christmas,
my little one gave to me:

2 messy rooms
and a meltdown in the checkout line.

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On the third day of Christmas,
my little one gave to me:

3 sleepless nights
2 messy rooms
and a meltdown in the checkout line.

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On the fourth day of Christmas,
my little one gave to me:

4 temper tantrums
3 sleepless nights
2 messy rooms
and a meltdown in the checkout line.

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On the fifth day of Christmas,
my little one gave to me:

5 iPhone rings
4 temper tantrums
3 sleepless nights
2 messy rooms
and a meltdown in the checkout line.

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On the sixth day of Christmas,
my little one gave to me:

6 questions repeating
5 iPhone rings
4 temper tantrums
3 sleepless nights
2 messy rooms
and a meltdown in the checkout line.

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On the seventh day of Christmas,
my little one gave to me:

7 friends sleeping over
6 questions repeating
5 iPhone rings
4 temper tantrums
3 sleepless nights
2 messy rooms
and a meltdown in the checkout line.

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On the eighth day of Christmas,
my little one gave to me:

8 diapers oozing
7 friends sleeping over
6 questions repeating
5 iPhone rings
4 temper tantrums
3 sleepless nights
2 messy rooms
and a meltdown in the checkout line.

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On the ninth day of Christmas,
my little one gave to me:

9 fights with siblings
8 diapers oozing
7 friends sleeping over
6 questions repeating
5 iPhone rings
4 temper tantrums
3 sleepless nights
2 messy rooms
and a meltdown in the checkout line.

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On the tenth day of Christmas,
my little one gave to me
:
10 pages of homework
9 fights with siblings
8 diapers oozing
7 friends sleeping over
6 questions repeating
5 iPhone rings
4 temper tantrums
3 sleepless nights
2 messy rooms
and a meltdown in the checkout line.

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On the eleventh day of Christmas,
my little one gave to me:

11 loads of laundry
10 pages of homework
9 fights with siblings
8 diapers oozing
7 friends sleeping over
6 questions repeating
5 iPhone rings
4 temper tantrums
3 sleepless nights
2 messy rooms
and a meltdown in the checkout line.

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On the twelfth day of Christmas,
my little one gave to me:

12 sloppy kisses
11 loads of laundry
10 pages of homework
9 fights with siblings
8 diapers oozing
7 friends sleeping over
6 questions repeating
5 iPhone rings
4 temper tantrums
3 sleepless nights
2 messy rooms
and a meltdown in the checkout line.

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