Motherhood According to Kevin McCallister

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With Christmas nearing, I’m getting in all the holiday movies I can before it’s officially “over.” I mean, the list of favorites could go on and on – A Christmas Story, Love Actually, The Grinch, Santa Claus; the list will never stop. But there is something about Home Alone that takes me right back to my childhood. I remember watching that clever little Kevin McCallister and cheering along with him as he outsmarted those pesky burglars. 

But the other night as I enjoyed this movie curled up in my bed it hit me – Kevin McCallister is my spirit animal. He feels me. He gets me. My life can clearly and accurately be entirely retold through the actions of this 8 year old kid.

Let me show you what I mean…

My Life. According to Kevin McCallister

The moment the clock ticks 7:01 am on Saturday Morning

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How my kids behave before I drink my coffee

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When I ask someone to hang up their coat for me

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After telling my son for the 2948309 time to stop fighting with his sisters

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Because I have told my kids 43934859 times to stop fighting 

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And then this is how they respond 

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Me waiting for my husband to come home

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Because you know, I just cleaned the house

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Their faces when I tell them to stop or I’m calling Santa

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When I finally think I get a handle on this whole motherhood thing

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I told you our lives were basically parallel. And even though I’ve seen the movie 8 million times, I never realized until now how prophetic young Kevin McAllister really was. The next time you watch Home Alone, see if, too, can see yourself in the many faces of McCauley Culkin (the young one. The old one got kind of creepy). 

 

 

 

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Kait is a small town, Indiana girl who knew she was destined for the Big(ger) City when she grew up. After graduating from Indiana University with a degree in Elementary Education, she found her love and passion as a second grade teacher in Indianapolis, where she has been teaching for nine years. Kait is the mom to three sweet littles, Cohen, Lola and Remy, and a teenage step-daughter. When she isn’t busy attempting to play Super Mom, she enjoys running, fashion, iced coffee and spending time with her family. Kait and her husband Kurtis reside in Westfield where they are raising their young family. You can catch up with her wild journey through motherhood on her blog, High Heels and Mommy Ordeals.