As a mom to a boy

When he looks at me, it makes my heart sing – I want to see that same glimmer in his eyes even when the time comes that he’s taller than me.

I came across a wonderful article written by a mom: 25 Rules for Moms with Sons

As a new mom to a baby boy, I really appreciated the post and I bawled through it, especially the last one:

25. Be home base
You are home to him. When he learns to walk, he will wobble a few feet away from you and then come back, then wobble away a little farther and then come back. When he tries something new, he will look for your proud smile. When he learns to read, he will repeat the same book to you twenty times in a row, because you’re the only one who will listen that many times. When he plays his sport, he will search for your face in the stands. When he is sick, he will call you. When he really messes up, he will call you. When he is grown and strong and tough and big and he feels like crying, he will come to you; because a man can cry in front of his mother without feeling self-conscious. Even when he grows up and has a new woman in his life and gets a new home, you are still his mother; home base, the ever constant, like the sun. Know that in your heart and everything else will fall into place.

As early as my son’s first six months of life, I know and feel he thinks I am the center of his universe. I enjoy the unconditional love (mostly demonstrated by biting off my face! LOL) and attention he gives, those squeals of excitement when I come home from work, that look of love when I hug and kiss him.

They say there would be rough days with boys, days where they mess and break things but reading the “rules” made me excited and tear up just thinking about all the wonderful adventures and lessons we have in store with the little guy!

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