Monday, May 12, 2014
Happy Mother's Day
Happy Mother's Day, a day late, I took my son to get his learner's permit Friday and all I could think about is where has the time gone? I love being a Mother, I always have, it's the one and only thing I knew I wanted to be. However, being a Mother of teenagers is hard, it's harder than you imagine and in ways you never really thought about.
My children need me much differently now. I actually have less free time now than I did when they were younger. I'm a chauffeur, a short order cook, a person who fills out a lot of paperwork and writes the checks, literally, I have never written so many checks. They are so busy we rarely have time to sit down and eat as a family but I keep trying because I think it's important. My boys prefer time with their friends or computers over time with me, which is quite normal, but I miss hanging out with them. I miss snuggling and watching movies, I miss them being excited to go run errands with me and I just miss the quiet time we had together.
I do enjoy watching them become these incredible young men but it's kind of sad because I can see them preparing to grow up and become independent. Also, the older they get the bigger their problems become and less I can do to protect them.
So this Mother's Day I just cherished the time we had together. If they wanted to take me to see the Spider-Man Movie, I couldn't think of a better way to spend the afternoon. I just kept reminding myself, as my two younger boys annoyingly wrestled in the hall, that someday they will grow up and move on and I will miss these days.
Posted by Simply Marilla at 8:06 AM