Because I have absolutely no control or expectations, our relationship has ascended to the next level. I'm still Mom, just a much better, more compassionate, softer, more realistic version of Mom. His life is his to define and embrace with no expectations from me. I just love being on the sidelines of his life and to watch him bloom!
Mothers are always watching what other parents do. Sometimes this gives us great ideas about teaching our children many skills and good values and reinforces what we believe parenting should be about. But so many times we are unsure of ourselves because we love our kids so much that we doubt what we do and want to get parenting just right.
December, you are a little bit like childbirth. You are miserable and painful in the moment but after some time has passed (like 365 days), I forget and repeat all the madness because when I look back on the holidays, you brought me miracles and filled me with wonder and THAT my friend, makes you impossible to hate.