On parenting

Or something like that. To be honest this is a hard topic for me. Being a mom has always been the thing I excelled at… the only thing I was ever really praised for by certain people who I wanted to please. Naturally everything changed last year and the boys and I have yet to find our rhythm.

There’s been a few things over the last few weeks that have given me hope that we’re creating something new together. Something beautiful. For starters, I took them with me to a wedding instead of finding a babysitter. It was one of the best decisions I’ve made in awhile. I got the chance to bond with them that night through silly dancing and fun exchanges across the reception tent. Those boys, they know exactly what it takes to get right to my heart. Like tonight when Tristan came up to me and said “mom I like you” instead of the normal “I love you”. Hearing that was exactly what my heart needed because being loved and being liked are two very different things. Anyway back to the point. Here’s a picture from that night

This week we made bow and arrows and rubber band guns together. Next on the list is sling shots (I might regret that one). I feel like I’m falling in love with being a mom all over, more specifically a mom to boys. Two amazingly energetic and creative little beings.

We visited Bernheim Forest this past week.

3 thoughts on “On parenting

  1. These pictures are great! You are such an amazing mom and I appreciate how committed you are to those little boys!

  2. a beautiful post… and beautiful photos. i like the idea of making memories (being with your children instead of leaving them with the sitter) even when it doesn’t seem ideal. the days themselves are often long, but it seems like the seasons (and how fast they grow) are very short!

  3. I’ve been reading your blog from the start – this entry made me tear up. I was once asked what my favorite sound was, after some thought I said “when I hear my kids call me mom”. Something about the bond, I guess. 🙂

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