Call me Mom or don’t call me at all!

Happy Mother’s Day to you and you and you!Happy Mother's Day sign surrounded by flowers

At any given moment my mother was called Mom, Mommy or Ma. She didn’t like being called Mother. She chastised me when I called her by her first name. She told me that anyone can call her Katie but only very special people can call her mom. I understand that now and cherish that title as well.

I grew up in a large family and there was always one kid on my hip that needed to be diapered or fed or cared for  – so motherhood was not something foreign to me. What was strange was the doubt I had when I was in the mist of it.

It would be great if we could all be grandparents first. Grandparents understand that our children just need us to be with them. Focused and in the moment. A simple thing but so often undervalued in this day of iPods, cell phones, televisions, computers and other electronics. The act of playing a card game, hiding and seek or singing during a car ride …is all about making memories for tomorrow. It’s really so simple, so very simple to do.

8 thoughts on “Call me Mom or don’t call me at all!

  1. Although I’m not a grandparent, I’ll be Auntie this year to three new babies! I can’t wait…and already it feels very different from being ‘mom.’ There’s a different perspective from this place in life, and a lighter approach since I’m an aunt and not their primary caregiver. I can just sit back and love them….and then go home. ; )


  2. Very true. I used to say that to my kids as well. As a Grandmother, I understand that ‘just being there’ thing. When we raise our own children, we are often too busy. Thank you for sharing my article 🙂 Angie


  3. Our time and attention is all they need isn’t it? A friends daughter uses her i pad plugged in behind the drivers seat so that the little one in the back can watch it on journeys, whats wrong with singing and playing games?


  4. ღ˚ •。* ♥ ˚ ˚✰˚ ˛★* 。 ღ˛° 。* °♥ ˚ • ★ *˚ .ღ 。*˛˚ღ •˚ ˚…Sending sprinkles of Love to You: Happy Mother’s Day! ˚ ✰* ★˚. ★ *˛ ˚♥* ✰。˚ ˚ღ。* ˛˚ ♥ 。✰˚* ˚ ★ღ ˚ 。✰ •* ˚ ♥


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