Archive for 2014
Tomorrow is Halloween — I am re-posting this from some time ago. Why? Because at the moment I am facing the challenge of a budding teenager and because it makes me remember why kids are simply the best. EVER.
7:20 am: (small boy jumping up on my bed) “Mom. It’s time to get up. Get up!! ”
7:21 am: (while trying to keep my eyes closed)
“Alexander, Mom needs a little more sleep this morning. Why don’t you bring a book down?”
I am working on a piece about my friend, Mary. Mary has retired after being an OB nurse for 45 years. I have much to say about Mary but I am going to finish it to post later in the week. Because tonight, I am just plain tired. Pooped.
One of my favorite songs, by John Mayer, has a line that says, “Girls become lovers who turn into mothers, so, mothers, be good to your daughters, too.” This resonates with me because all the work I do concerns the parents that you will become, or already are. When I was pregnant, a close friend who has three children said to me, “Don’t wish away your pregnancy or those first sleep-deprived months. One day, you’ll wish for them back.” This is so true. I love each stage of Alexander’s growth, but some days, I wish he still had tiny feet! Although the parent-child relationship is always complicated, it is also the most fundamental human bond. I just want to share with you a story of my own mom.