As a mom of a little boy, I hope for him to be an empathetic, caring, and nurturing human being.
I want him to be confident in who he is and in each choice he makes.
I want him to feel loved and feel comfortable telling others he loves them too.
I want him to be the one who sticks up for the kid that is being pushed around and bullied.
I want him to be a father who takes an active role in his child's life. To not be afraid of the dirty diapers and the late night feedings. To love them and not judge them for their choices and instill them with the values we taught him.
new ad lately and it's sad that my child has to live in a world that make such a big deal out of something so innocent.
What I see in this ad is a sweet moment between a mother and her son. I see laughter and I see love.
Who nourishes those little boys to grow into men?
Who kisses their boo boos and teaches them confidence and give them courage to get back up?
Who tucks them in at night and later tries not to cry when he and his bride walk hand-in-hand down the aisle?
Who loves him unconditionally from the moment she sees watches that second line appear so faintly?
Who loves him to the moon and back?
It is us as moms who nourish our son's bodies, nurture their hearts and make them feel safe. They see us feed and cuddle siblings, put make-up on and even hear us say words we shouldn't. We live in a way we want our children to model and they do.
They want to do the same things we do- to be like us.
It is how they learn and how they play.
It is how each tiny being views our big world.
Brady is only 17 months old but knows that lotions gets rubbed on your body, a toothbrush is for your teeth, a ball is for throwing and that razor is what daddy uses on his face. I watch him pretend to do the same things.
If one day, he asks me to paint his nails, I will gladly open the bottle, attempt to paint those tiny wiggly toes and smile as it is the greatest compliment in the eyes of a mom.
I have done my job and I have done it well.