We're Best Friends -- For Now

5 years ago

As we continue our More than Mother's Day celebration, I think celebrating the relationships that we have with our children (or our own mothers) is important. They're complex at times, I'll be the first to admit that. However difficult the teen and young adult years might have been, I adore the relationship I have with mom now. Similarly, as much as my sons make me want to put in ear plugs, I cherish the "I love yous" and little moments with them that are building our relationship now. I think those little moments with our little ones are key in that future relationship, so I adored the post that Tracy at Sellabit Mum submitted.

She writes lovingly of the relationship she has with her young daughter:

And it’s fitting that I’m her best friend right now. This time before she will be away at school. She’s at home full-time. Her other option is the cat and the cat doesn’t listen as well as I do. Nor push her in a swing.

I admit that she’s my best friend too. Together almost 24×7 there is certainly no one I talk to more. There is no one else whose hand I hold so often. We cry and laugh together.


I have a soft spot in my heart for the first time that my oldest son told me that I was his best friend. I've since been replaced by his younger brother, but I suppose that's the way it is meant to be for now. When one or the other is gone, they will remind me that I am an okay playmate and a fabulous hugger. I suppose that will do for now!

Have you celebrated the relationship you have with your children, whatever their age, today? Do so in the comments. I'd love to hear how you're building one or making use of the building you did in years past.

We'll be featuring a few more posts next week leading up to Mother's Day on Sunday, so be sure to submit your own post. You can learn more about our More than Mother's Day celebration here.

 

Family Section Editor Jenna Hatfield (@FireMom) blogs at Stop, Drop and Blog and The Chronicles of Munchkin Land. She is an editor, writer and photographer.

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