Your children don't care if you wear lipstick or earrings or drop them off at school in your pjs and slippers.
Your children don't care if their crayons are new or the markers are drying up.
Your children don't mind that they have pancakes for breakfast and lunch.
Your children don't care what size your jeans are.
Your children don't care if you cut out carbs, meat, dairy, or sugar.
Your children don't care if your hair needs a color or cut.
Your children don't care if it is raining or cold.
Your children don't care if the dishes are mounded on the counter or the laundry is mounded on the couch.
Your children don't mind if you stay home all day and skip big outings.
Your children think you are beautiful.
They love you just the way you are.
They appreciate you sitting down for the meal, more than the balanced diet you strive for.
They just want your attention, your ears that hear, and your touch from time to time.
Coloring with you sitting by their side is more important than the perfect coloring tools.
They love their home and can't see the mess.
And typically, if you fill their little cup with 20 minutes of uninterrupted attention...you will find your cup is so much fuller too. And they most likely, will pitter pat off to putter with something independently.
They just want you.