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Motherhood is one of the most fulfilling experiences that brings love, laughter and joy into our lives. The flip side is extreme exhaustion, sticky messes and never-ending piles of laundry. But no matter the kind of day we’re having, you can bet that we remain the ultimate superheroes in our children’s tiny world. To them, everything we do is amazing and important. So, it’s no surprise that when we asked a few toddlers what they think mommy does all day, their adorable answers brought yet another smile to our faces.

“You love me!” –Max, 2.5

“Clean the clothes.” –Garvey, 3

“Push buttons and letters on the phone.” –Bryson, 2

“Make cheese and take care of me!” –Ava, 3 (Ava’s mom is a recipe developer and told us she was actually once a professional cheese maker.)

“Work…help the police officers.” –Austen, 3 (Austen’s mom is a policy writer for the Capital Police.)

“Make work. Make blocks.” –Phoenix, 3

“Play with Peppa Pig!” –Naarah, 2.5

“You watch us, and you clean, and you wipe stuff.” –Ellie, 3

“Um, make food and talk on the phone.” –Lila, 3

“Talk to dada.” –Maddox, 2

—Candace Nagy

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Mother. Writer. Lover of history and nature. Read more by Candace here.