Thursday, March 26, 2009

The best mom ever...

While I was on vacation last week, Seeger's teacher sent home the following note:

Today during playtime today, I overheard Seeger tell Rylie, "My mom is the best mom ever." I thought you would like to know this!

Heck yeah, I'll take any and all compliments I can get. And I intend to laminate and carry this piece of paper with me for the next 13 years so that anytime Seeger is upset with me about some perceived unfair rule I've set, I can whip it out and remind him how awesome I am.

My boys are 4 and 8 and parenting is still relatively easy - plus they still worship the ground I walk on. But I'm not naive to think it will always be this way. I read Vodka Mom, Suburban Correspondent, and Comparative Childhood. I know what I have ahead of me.

It's just good to know I'll have something in back pocket to whip out some day so my teenagers can roll their eyes even more at me.

1 comment:

Heather T said...

That's so wonderful! What a great thing to hear!

I'm sorry that my depiction of parenting in the teen years sounds so glum; there are good days, I promise!

As for a way to plan for the teen years yourself, start keeping a catalogue of all these things now. You'll be amazed how easy it is to forget this stuff. And get ready. Tween starts at about 9-10. Maybe boys are easier though?