This morning, my phone rang with an incoming call from my husband.
I paused the episode of “How I Met Your Mother” (I’m only on like Season 2, so don’t tell me the finale, ok?) that I had been watching as I huffed and puffed through my elliptical workout and answered.
“Hello?” I said breathlessly.
“Hey,” he replied. “I just wanted to let you know that I just dropped the kids off at the sitter’s and they immediately ran outside to the swing set. They are having a blast.”
And just like that, suddenly my day got a whole lot better.
My kids at the babysitter’s house.
I have a “mommy confession” to make. I cannot swim. I am well aware of that fact that I should know how to swim, but I don’t. Of course I have two kids who love the water. My son has been taking swimming lessons for several weeks and has made great progress, so naturally I decided to enroll in mommy and me swim classes with Jada.
In the world we live in today, there are so many expectations of moms. What type of parenting will you choose? Will you breastfeed or bottle feed? Are you going to baby-wear? There is no right answer for these questions. As moms we try to make the decisions that we think are best for our family. The question that I get most often and the question that I will never understand is: “How much of your baby weight have you lost?” Apparently when you become a mom there are no boundaries when it comes to outlandish questions. Isn’t it rude to ask a lady her weight? I guess it was expected of me to bounce right back. I expected, hoped, and prayed that would be the case. In my case, that simply wasn’t in the cards for me. I am finally learning, that is OK.
Throughout history, people have marched for so many of the things that they have believed in. They’ve opted to unite declaring their commitment to a cause, to a community, or even to an individual. For those of us who have marched in the name of something we believe in, most often each step we took was rooted in love, carrying with it a memory and/or a mission.
This spring, my family and I hope to join the Disney Baby team and march in support of premature babies.