Sunday, May 10, 2009

Mothers ROCK.

This Mother's Day kind of snuck up on me. Last year's video extravaganza will not, unfortunately, be topped by this year's offering. Feel free to look it up in the archives if you so desire.

Ok, if you really need it, here's the address:

http://newdarbyworld.blogspot.com/2008/05/happy-mothers-day.html


I have been reflecting a lot lately on what exactly makes a "good" mother. Some would be horrified at the scene depicted above- a mother with a child on a leash, treating her child like some kind of animal! Others would applaud the safety of ensuring that you won't be separated. What I am trying to say from this small example is that I have decided that attempting to find out the social norm or ideal societal image is tiring and confusing and contradictory!

I realize that I must decide for myself what a good mother is. I am definitely not a perfect mother but I keep trying to be what I think I should.

Luckily, I have always had my mother to look to for a good example. I have also had many adopted mothers, a wonderful mother-in-law, grandmothers. and aunts that have helped as well! SO, thank you MOTHERS!!! I love you.

1 comment:

pamela said...

You are an amazing mother! And I love you. Happy mother's day!