As a tween mom....I feel like I am now expecting more from them and forgetting how far they have already come in life! ( seriously....they used to poop in their pants and couldn't even feed themselves....let's clap our hands for teaching them how to do these things!!!!!) It is SOOO easy to get disappointed when they bring home a lower grade than you expected, or they have now taken to rolling their eyes instead of cheek to cheek smiles! Hard!!!!
I have a tween daughter! That is hard! She isn't a baby, she isn't a toddler, she isn't wanting me to do things for her that I have always just assumed would always be my "job".......things are changing! That is HARD!
I watched her become a big sister on these videos and the total excitement of what it meant to her world!!!!!! I watched her beg to help me cook, clean, help with Collin, and basically do absolutely everything that I was doing at the time! I had forgotten how awesome she was! And is! I NEEDED to watch those videos in this EXACT moment and stage that I am in RIGHT NOW! I had no idea I needed it....but I did! I needed to be reminded that she is STILL that same little baby girl that was OBSESSED with cinderella! The same little girl that thought that I was the best thing on this planet!
I needed to watch the movies because I need to see that little girl in her eyes still! Even though the eyes might be rolling from time to time.....she snaps out of it.....and then she remembers that I am still her mom....her buddy....and her favorite. (I just am assuming that last part :)
So.....If you are going through the ringer trying to figure out where you stand as a tween mom.....or what the heck has happened to the little baby that once hung on your every last movement.....GO BACK AND WATCH VIDEOS! LOOK AT OLD PICTURES!!!!!! REMEMBER THAT THEY AREN'T JUST ALL OF A SUDDEN FULL OF ENERGY......THEY WERE ALWAYS FULL OF ENERGY. YOU JUST FORGOT HOW AWESOME THEY WERE! AND ARE!
We aren't a mom for a period of time!
We aren't a mom for a stage!
We are a mom all day!
Even when we don't want to admit we are their mom........WE ARE! AND WE DESERVE A FREAKING BADGE!
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HANG IN THERE TWEEN MOMS!!!!! HANG IN THERE!