I love the idea of talking with other moms about motherhood. There are so many words that describe motherhood, please join me each week and tell us how you feel about being a mother. I will be hosting a topic each week from the illuminating motherhood tree, link your blog to your motherhood post and let everyone read you thoughts and ideas on the subject. I may have to catch us up on some of the weeks with two topic that are related.
I will start the first week with Surprised. Yesterday, my Nini came to me with a problem that was giving her much grief. She repeated the story of one of her school mates, a boy, who could make noises with his arm pit and knee. She was very troubled that she could not figure out how to do this. Enter her daddy, a few minutes of trying, and Nini has now become a very highly successful armpit player - or whatever the name is for it.
I was surprised to find myself high fiving her for this success and asking her repeatedly to show it to me again. We had a great many laughs out of this! Nini and I have an unsaid agreement, which is: she doesn't need any help - she can do it herself. However, this doesn't always work, as she is six, and there are great many things that she does need supervision or help. I love it when things come her way that she can truly do herself. She had the desire, asked the right person, practiced, and now is a true armpit playing pro! Ahh, what a joyous day!
Next weekend's topic: Sleepless
What surprises you about motherhood?