Today I was bringing Micky home from gymnastics (just the two of us which is rare). I had misplaced my cell phone and had to go back to the gym to find it (where I left it of course). When we got back in the car Micky asked:
Micky: "Mom, do you workout where the boys are?"
Mom: "I sure do….girls can lift weights, run, play hockey, baseball and everything boys can do".
She was amused by that.
Micky: "That is so cool. I did not know that"
Then we proceeded to talk about how bad smoking is for you (random conversations with a five year old).
Micky: "I am never going to smoke cigarettes. Miss Cindy said it is bad for you"
Mom: "Yep, you can die from it, do you want that?"
Micky: "No way
Mom: "Well good because I cannot wait to see you grow up and do whatever you want. Workout with the boys, lift weights, play baseball, go to collage, get a job, get married, be a momma to a good girl like you and do what you want to do"
Micky: "I want to be just like you (pause)…happy. and my best momma"
Tears welled up. Thanks Micky for that Moment in Time when you saw me for what I am and how I feel and taking an innocent moment to appreciate me. Then I thought to myself that I better write this down because at 13-18 she may not be feeling the same way.