I read a fantastic piece by a stellar blogger who I have the pleasure to call a friend. The piece she shared was the transcript to a talk she gave for the Listen to Your Mother show she helped produce for the Twin Cities installment. In this piece she discussed the idea of being a mother and how it has evolved over time. How expectations have changed and how those expectations have grown exponentially due to social media. Her words were wise, witty, and on point. They encouraged all of us to simply live our best lives with our families and children.She reminded us to stop judging one another for how we choose to parent our own children, because each journey is individual.
She also gave me permission to eat ho-hos and drink wine. I’m assuming together, because that’s what I was going with due to it’s ultimate indulgent nature.
I dressed up like Wonder Woman this past Halloween and my girls were dressed as little superheroes as well. It was adorable and it was a statement of self-empowerment as we endured a very lengthy deployment. At that point, we weren’t even half-way through. I need my little self-pep talk via dress-up to give me a little boost of “I can do this” I think.
Plus, I knew the husband would never go for a family super hero costume so his absence allowed me to do what I wanted, and the girls aren’t of the age that they can refuse their mother. So there’s that.
But, quite honestly, in that costume, I felt like a sham. I barely kept my head above water most days during this deployment. But, when I did something cool, or what seemed “strong” to my girls, I told them from Halloween forward, ‘but of course I can! Mommy is a superhero!’
And, I think they believe that, even if I don’t.
That’s really what matters folks. Your kids do not giving a flying flip if you feed them organic, have a perfectly stylized birthday party according to Pinterest, or if you bought them the latest and greatest gadget. Sure, those things have their moments of allure, but ultimately, your presence matters. Your character in life, your follow through in their life (as well as your own) matters. Finally, their ability to rely on you matters. That’s how you become their superhero.
The rest is just icing and fun.
I’m willing to bet you’ve got this Superhero thing on lockdown.
And, with that in mind. A giveaway just for you. ***UPDATE: This Giveaway has now ended*** I have a lot of lovely friends here for you to ‘Like’ , the entry for the giveaway is that easy. And, if you haven’t ‘liked’ me yet, then add me in the mix for another entry. You can leave me a comment too, I love hearing your thoughts and that will gain you an entry as well! Happy Mother’s Day month!
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