Being Mom

While I didn’t go to college to get my M.R.S. degree,  I always definitely knew that I wanted to be a mom.  In my young and stupid days, parroting the worldview of Hollywood stars, I used to tell my friends that if I hadn’t married by the time I was 30, I would adopt as a single mother.  I just knew by then I’d be ready to be a mom.  Fortunately, I met my Prince Charming before age 30.  He knew ahead of time that motherhood was a high calling in my life, and wanted to marry me anyway.

I have never taken the role lightly.  Sure, there are (many) days that I grumble about being mom.  I hide in the bathroom sometimes when I’m on the phone so my children can’t interrupt me.  I’ve recoiled at having to read “Goodnight Moon” yet again.  I wither under teenage stares and disgusted sighs.  And yet, I love being “Just a Mom.”   It’s who I am, and who I was meant to be.

These are some of my stories.


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