Friday, September 18, 2009

This post veered off course, soared off a cliff, crashed and then felt sorry for itself

Let me start by saying, on occasion, I have been complimented on my mothering. Once in awhile I heard the words "You are a good mother."

And while I accept the compliment on the outside, I mull it over in my head on the inside. I wonder if people say this to me because there isn't anything ELSE to say. It's not like I hear:

I can't believe you finished the marathon in under 4 hours.
Saw your new novel made the best seller list.
Your doting husband is on such a short leash, what's your secret?
I had no idea you spoke: Italian, French, Japanese and Swahili.
Tofu, seriously? It tastes just like filet mignon!

Not that I won't take the "Good Mother" badge. I love to hear that. I just worry that it might be camouflage speak for "You could be doing so much more with your life" or "With out children, you'd be positively boring."





10 comments:

marathon mom said...

Damn.

"I can't believe you finished the marathon in under 4 hours."

Yeah - wish I'd hear that too LOL!

Last I checked you weren't afraid to head west to follow your dreams and that's worth a LOT to those girls.

Chin up and a glass of pinot ~ xoxo

brian stout said...

i think your kids are having a great childhood filled with museums, politics and people and everything else that life is about. they'll thank you one day and strive to be as good of a mom as you are/were!

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