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5 Things We Would Only Do for Our Kids

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As parents, we talk a lot about how our love for our children is just so intense that it's hard to put into words.

But then almost daily, something happens with my children, and I think, "THIS is tangible proof I love my little girls because I would never do this for someone I didn't really really adore."

You know you really love those tiny munchkins when you're stuck in these 5 situations.

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1. I use those awful car carts at the grocery store

It's like they were designed by someone who never had any plans to actually use them. Who in their right mind would want to push a cart that actually touches the back of the store once you step into the front door? You also will look like an enormous jerk because it's impossible to get that thing through the aisles without accidentally ramming at least one person (probably five). But it's so cute to watch my little girls squeal with joy over the steering wheels that I let them use it anyway (although, I'll admit that when possible, I try to keep the kids from seeing the car carts).

2. I let my children dress themselves

I'm not going to tell my bright-eyed 3-year-old that her taste is revolting.

You want to look like a competent adult who not only has good taste but also a weather app on their phone. But your child wants to wear a fur vest, tights and flip flops in clashing colors and patterns while it's 105 degrees outside. And who are you to stop them? I'm not going to tell my bright-eyed 3-year-old that her taste is revolting.

3. I read the same book 15 times in a row

In my own personal reading, I don't often revisit old favorites. But as a mom? I read the same books over and over and over again. I mean, who wouldn't want to read such thrilling titles as "Count the Doggies" 10 times in a row?

4. My car hasn't played the radio in five years

I have six CD slots, and every one of them has a kid CD in it. And sometimes, on the rare occasion that I'm driving by myself, I suddenly realize that I've been humming along to "Five Little Speckled Frogs" for the last 10 minutes.

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5. I let them drink out of my fresh glass of water

If you've eaten for five seconds with any toddler, you know that your pristine drink won't be so sparkling after they've had a sip. And yet, I let them do it anyway. And sometimes, I even drink it after they have. I know, that's disgusting.

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