Dear Mom – You Could Have Done Better
I was sitting here during naptime today thinking of all the ways that I have already failed as a mother…
Or how when Alice isn’t listening to me, and I want her to come here right now I tell her there’s a monster behind her so that she’ll run, and I don’t have to wait…
I started feeling like a really bad mom.
But then I started thinking about you, and I felt a lot better. I mean – you were (and are) a great mom! But you definitely made your mistakes along the way. In fact, I took the liberty of making a list of a few moments that were less than great…
#1 – Rather than just tell me I couldn’t sing – you told me I had a rare voice gene that didn’t work with microphone “technology”
#2 – Rather than just tell me that I couldn’t dance, and you didn’t like sitting through my dance classes or recitals – you told me I would become paralyzed if I did organized dance
And probably the biggest and most embarrassing thing you ever did…
You didn’t let me shave my legs until I was nearly 15 years old!
Mom – WE’RE GREEK! Even my teachers started asking me when I was going to get to shave my legs.
And when you sent me to that pool party and told me that NO ONE was shaving their bikini lines – well – YOU WERE WRONG!
Whew – glad I got that off my chest. Anyways – thanks for making me feel so much better about how I’m doing as a mom.
On a side note: I would like to thank everyone that coordinated the parade in my honor to celebrate the day that I was allowed to shave my legs. Your support made me feel so special – despite the fact that my legs were covered in bandaids.