… Some cool mom stuff I have encountered in recent days.
- A large group of mothers of infants in a local park working with a trainer while their babies sat in strollers. One mother with a particularly fussy baby calmed him by holding him in her arms while she did squats.
- A mother who, when she saw that her daughter has a particular interest in studying foreign languages, loosened some of her control of their homeschool day and allowed her to explore them.
- A mother who responded brilliantly when her teenaged daughter complained about her flat butt: “You have a perfectly shaped white girl butt!” I love that she encouraged her to embrace who she is.
- The mom who takes the time to help out mothers with young children even though she has minor children of her own still at home.
I tend heavily towards improvement and accountability in American women, because Western women are so poorly represented as a whole.
I do know, however, that there are some wonderful wives and mothers out there doing their best to get it right. If you’re a mother reading this post, I commend you for your labors of love.
As for me, I have a newly minted 9-year-old whose requested birthday dinner is not pizza or macaroni and cheese. Oh no!
She wants an “Asian feast” consisting of Mongolian beef, orange chicken, vegetarian bibimbap, noodles, egg rolls*, and cake decorations representative of the theme.
So, I’d better get back to it.
Happy Mother’s Day, ladies.