The other day I realized something: When my two sons were young, I thought everything they did was cute. Well . . . almost everything. Now they think everything I do is cute. How do I know that? Because they let me know. Without warning, one of them will say, “Oh, mom, that’s so cute.” I’m not sure how to take it. I’m stumped.
I realized something else, too. The only difference between then and now is I took pictures of them being cute. They don’t take pictures of me being “cute.” What’s up with that?
Hmmm . . . parenthood. Gotta love it. Click here to read about another one of my ah-ha moments on that crazy ride called motherhood.
7 responses to “My Journey as Mom”
Beautiful article!! Absolutely, beautiful!….You are cute! 🙂
Aw, shucks, Rachel. Thanks!
I can understand the kids point of view of thinking my mother is cute. I think as an adult I appreciate and love my mom so much more than I did when I was younger. When she does something that is just totally “her” and silly, it’s cute. It’s just another way to say ” I love you for who you are”
Thanks Alissa! and I still think you are cute 🙂 Ahh…I just thought of something, you did take a picture of me being “cute”. It’s my facebook photo LOL
Alissa, you’ve helped me grasp the “cuteness” thing. I’ve just gotta thank you for that!!
LOVE this, Salee!! It is true, you are cute. It is also true that as kids grow up they begin to understand a few important facts. One, their parents were, at one time, NOT their parents and actually started out as babies and experienced life. (Crazy, I know!!!) And, two, with age comes an appreciation for the “person” they call mom or dad. And because the pressure of raising their kids is over, I think the reverse is true. Parents can enjoy them, as well.
It’s a strange thing when you begin to feel all adult-like with your parent but it’s such fun to tease and love on them. So keep on dishing out all that cuteness! I’ll grab the camera. 😉
Okay….do you have a Kleenex?