6 Things I've Learned From My Child
I didn't know anything about motherhood when I got pregnant with my son, Norrin. During my preganancy I read many books on how to be a mother to a newborn. Books on bottles, breastfeeding and how to get baby to sleep through the night.
Once Norrin was born, I held him each night dreaming of all the things I'd teach him. I wanted him to be better than me. I wanted him to have every opportunity I never had. I wanted him to learn from all of my mistakes.
I knew I had a lot to learn about being a mother. I took for granted that Norrin had a lot to learn from me. Not once did I ever think about all the things I could learn from my child. The truth is, I've learned more things from my 8 year old son than from any book I've ever read, any mistake I've ever made or person I've ever met.
Enjoy the Moment. I work. I write. I'm a mom. I have a husband. I am constantly on the go. One of the luxuries of being a kid is not having any kind of real responsibility. I am always amazed by how easily Norrin is amused. I mean, a ride up and down the escalator can make his day. Being his mom, I've learned to slow down and just enjoy the present moment.