Every Mother’s Dream. Whether She Realizes It or Not.

A Mother’s “I Have a Dream” Speech

I have a dream that one day my children will fall asleep at the exact moment that sleep begins its silent attack on my own body

I dream that they would stay asleep long after I awake from a much-needed nap

I have a dream that my husband and child will surprise me by having a father’s-daughter weekend leaving little ole me to figure out what to do with myself in a silent home all alone

I have a dream that America’s education system will rebound beyond my wildest dreams and become cost efficient and worth the post education tuition that Sallie Mae will inevitable one day stalk my child for the monthly payment

I have a dream that children will forever be the epitome of innocence for at least 18 years from birth

still have a dream “that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

I have a dream that potty training will soon become a thing of the past as the next generation of children will be so smart and self-sufficient that they won’t need a trainer to learn to use the potty

I have a dream that all stores and restaurants will one day have a drive thru line for mothers who have to take extra measures to carry a car seat, “shush” baby, and entertain an inquisitive toddler, each time they step out in public.  Not to mention how darn heavy the car seat is and how each time we exit the car with the children we put ourselves at risk of tennis elbow or a panic attack

I have a dream that our daughters won’t suffer from low self-esteem or aspire to emulate the “perfection” and dysfunction seen on print, the small and big screens

I dream that our children won’t be bullied and won’t participate in the wretched act of bullying

I have a dream that our children won’t be labeled and stigmatized

I have a dream that our children be protected from harm

I have a dream that our children will not neglect and abandon us in our old age when we may be too feeble, demented and debilitated to care for ourselves

I have a dream that our children will eat every morsel of food prepared and set before them despite the color or texture

I have a dream that we are able to rear our children in the way they should go

I have a dream that one day, after we’ve raised our children to be respectful, loving, law-abiding, and law changing adults, we can be friends with our children

I dream we won’t stifle our children with the expectations that we may have of them but encourage them to create expectations and goals for themselves

I dream that they will dream bigger than us

I have a dream that my daughter will always affectionately call me “Mommy” and consider me her best friend and fiercest protector

I have a dream that my child will detach her little body from my leg long enough to allow me an opportunity to actually have a dream this long and detailed

I have a dream that our children will one day experience the unconditional love that we’ve had the pleasure of feeling since the day we learned of their presence in our body

I have a dream their dreams will become reality

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