Come Hide With Me
I have an eight, two and four year old. The younger two are boys, the…
Walking into an appointment, wearing my awesome black Earth Footwear boots, the daughter says to me “Mama I can’t wait to fit in your shoes”. I smiled and replied “hopefully my shoes are not worn out by then”.
As I sit here thinking about that brief conversation, I realize that what my daughter said can have more than the one meaning she had meant behind saying those words. To my daughter, she simply meant she wants my shoes. A compliment taken by this Mama who has a lack in fashion these days. On a deeper level this could mean something far more special; that one day my daughter will be walking in my shoes.
I am in no hurry to rush my first born into being a full blown adult, she is only 10 years old, but she has a maturity about her and knows that some day she wants to do just what Mama does. Of course, I encourage her to have college in her plans and not just “self teach” herself everything that I do, because that may help her advance with less time involved. I spend endless hours teaching myself the ins and outs of blogging and website work. I would much prefer my daughter have it slightly easier by gaining a degree that will further her doing exactly what I do. If that be what she wants to be when she is grown.
I enjoy the short special mother & daughter moments such as this because as she starts to head towards adolescence and I find myself with more grey hairs, the small moments of love with the simple statement of wanting my boots means so much to me. I am truly blessed to have such wonderful children and truly blessed that they seem to think I am awesome too.