Some things never change!
Your “Mom words” never change! 🙂
I was on the phone at different times this week with each of our 4 children. After several of my conversations I realized that even though I am in a different season of parenting than many of you, my conversations can sometimes be very similar!
You: “Try a bite….yummmm. Try your squash.”
Me: “Sure that would be good. Just peel the squash, cut it up, toss it in some olive oil and stir fry it. It will be great in that pasta.”
You: “It is night-time, time for sleep. Close your eyes and tomorrow we will have fun!”
Me: “I know you are busy with classes and your project, but you need to get some sleep. You will feel better if you get 8 hours tonight! Crawl in bed early.”
You: ” You are frustrated with that puzzle piece not fitting…can Mommy help? Try it this way.”
Me: “Your tire is flat? That is one frustrating day! Take a breath, call Triple A and then find a Wal-Mart, they can fix the tire with the screw in it!”
You: “Yea! I am proud of you! You pottied like a big girl!”
Me: “I am so proud of you! This new career move is going to be so exciting for you. I can’t believe my “little girl” is heading to New York this week!”
You: “Careful, you are spilling on your nice shirt. Let’s take it off and then eat.”
Me: “No…don’t put that nice shirt in with those dark clothes; it probably should be dry cleaned. Just bring it home the next weekend you are coming home.”
You: “I love you so much.”
Me: “I love you so much.”
I have come to the conclusion that I will always talk like a Mom…saying some of the same things just slightly different, offering my Mom wisdom, my Mom ear, my Mom advice, and most importantly my Mom love….and I love that fact, because I love being a Mom. TGIF, enjoy where you are at this moment. Remember, there are only 940 Fridays between the birth of a child and when that child leaves for college! Love today, today.
Take a breath, enjoy the joyful moments of each day, and remember you don’t have to be perfect to be the perfect parent.
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