Friday

The Best Mom

I felt frumpy the other day.

Very. Frumpy.

A tornado of children and dirt had blown thru my home. My hair needed some serious professional care. My pants were tight from all the brownies and recovering. The eye brows and toes, well, let's just say, there are some things you shouldn't try at home.

I felt a little frumpy on the inside too, all the way down to my gizzard. You know, just like I was trying to keep all the plates spinning at the same time. I was doing everything I normally did-balancing home, kids, hubby, part time job-but none of it excellent.

In the middle of my pity party, my son crawled up into my lap. Being all elbows and knees, I had to focus.

Be
cause all that boniness- it hurt.

I was finishing up some mundane mother-task, when he leaned in and said,

"You're the best mother I've ever had."

Immediately I was tempted to laugh it off, "How many mother's have you had?" or "Oh yeah, folding laundry makes me mother-of-the-year!" As I started to tease him, something stopped me.

It was the look in his eyes. When I looked deeply, I could see his heart.

Oh, my. He meant it.

And so, I said two words. The two right words, "Thank you."

He hugged me and ran off.

Nothing could have snapped me out of frumpiness, except a moment like that: pure love.

I'm the only mother he's had. But you know what? I'm the mother my children are supposed to have. They love me in all my frumpiness.

So, am I the best mom? No. But I'm their mom, good and bad.

And that's enough.

Have an amazing Mother's Day.

Love,
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For my frump fighting, go see Fussy.

52 comments:

LifeatTheCircus said...

I love those moments. Happy Mothers Day to you too!!

Marie said...

Aren't mothers supposed to be frumpy? :P

I've always told my son that he's my favorite boy in the whole world. Now that I know I'm having a 2nd girl, I'm glad I can still say that, but I have to figure out what to tell my daughter.

Dawn said...

Oh, my! Your post brought tears to my eyes. It's moments like that which remind us of the honor it is to be someone's mom.

Happy early mother's day to you, Kristin!

Amanda said...

I love it -- what a great post, and what a tender moment. Happy Mother's Day to you, as well.

Christie O. said...

awww i just love that. boys can be so darned sweet sometimes.

happy mother's day to you!!

Colleen said...

Aw, how sweet!

I just wrote about feeling frumpy, too!

Happy Mother's Day!

Vintage Dutch Girl said...

Awww, you ARE the best Mama :)

Happy Mother's Day right back atcha!

Mrs. Querido said...

Thank God for the little things that make it all worthwhile :)

Happy Mother's Day from one frumpy mom to another...lol!

Blessings!

Mrs. Q

Mandy said...

I tell you...they can say the most profound things. Happy Mother's Day to you!

Sarah said...

Awwh - how cute. They can really make your day sometimes. What a great Mother's Day post. I can't believe its on Sunday already.

Have a great weekend.

PhotoChick said...

Oh my gosh sweetie! you brought tears to my eyes! What a WONDERFUL frump-fighting post. You always give me such an awesome perspective on life. I can totally see why your little boy loves you so. Much love and God Bless!

ps - Here's hoping you're healing well, feeling much better, and that the electric doesn't go out again!

dcrmom said...

Oh, what a darlin'!

jennifer said...

Thanks, I needed that!

Jen

myra said...

and it just doesn't get any better than that. happy mother's day.

Kendra said...

What a great moment to remember forever. happy mothers day!

Valarie said...

Thats so sweet :) Theres something about little boys and there Moms. Mine was clinging to me yesterday like glue. He also was so sweet giving me "presents" and everything. (He would go get some of my jewelry and put it in a box and give it to me) Hes a sweet little booger that one. Now the girls there to "big" to show Mama some love. So we need to enjoy it now.

THopgood said...

What a special moment. Happy Mother's Day!

Sister Honey Bunch said...

What a sweet pea!

Janel said...

Oh, a moment like that just makes it absolutely postitively worth it.

You made me bleary eyed today!


I love this. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Mothers Day!

Tonya said...

That is so sweet. I love when the kids say stuff like that without being prompted by hubby! Happy Mother's Day :)

Darla said...

*sniffle* Jeez thanks now I'm a blob of tears and my non-frumpy make-up just went to h*ll in a handbasket.

That is the sweetest. You're right - we need to not laugh off those comments. THANK YOU for the reminder.

*off to blow my nose*

Tamra said...

SO sweet.

Suzie said...

That is very very sweet

Joy said...

Very sweet post! Have a great Mother's Day!

Happy Mommy said...

You just made me cry! I love when my kids tell me stuff like that! We often feel like we could be better at this or that, but you are so right, God made us their mother! Happy Mother's Day to you!

Marcy said...

What a cool kid. The just seem to know when we need it the most don't they?
I really hope you have a great mother's day!

Lilypad Mom said...

It's those little moments that make all the sleepless nights, tears, and defiance worth it. How sweet he was. Have a wonderful mother's day!

Lisa J said...

Isn't it awesome when something so pure and innocent is also so very true. Love is a wonderful thing. Happy Mothers Day.

Robin said...

Very sweet! Moments like that make it all worth it!

Faerie Mom said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too! Thank you for posting this to remind me.... I can't wait until my littlest are able to tell me these kinds of things....

Niki said...

Awww, that warmed my heart! I needed that today..thanks.

:)

Aimee said...

Sigh . . . :)

Happy Mother's Day!

Bina said...

How sweet! This is why I love little ones so very much. They love us no matter what (most of the time).

Have a very Happy Mother's Day!

Tanja said...

Oh my goodness... how sweet. I tell my kids all the time that I could just eat them up... swallow them whole. I hope you took a nibble of your sweet little fella for that. That is just precious!

~Momma Chaos said...

Awwwwwww!! How sweet! Isn't that just a moment to cherish :) Happy Mother's day!

Megan said...

Beautiful! Enjoy yourself and your family this Mother's Day.

Elaine A. said...

Perfectly stated my bloggy friend. (is it okay if I call you that?) ; )

I know what you mean about the boniness - my son "knees" me all the time with those things and it hurts! But it's usually when he's crawling in my lap for a hug too, so I cannot really complain.

Happy Mother's Day to you!

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CanCan said...

That IS so sweet. I'm the smart-aleck mom as well...I need to remember to check myself and not brush off my son when he is being sincere.

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Overwhelmed! said...

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P.S. He loves you... said...

OK if you even see this comment because it's #44!!!
I so don't feel sorry for you, seriously ...if you didn't have all these wonderful stories and things to post and ifffffff you didn't have 44 + comments, maybe...but seriously..YOUR likED!!!

Duhn....Happy Frump Sappy Momma's Day !!!

Whatever "that familiy" calls it, it's BLESSED 4 sure~~((HUGS))

Vivian M said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Caffeine Court said...

You've gotta love children. As much work as they are-mine keep me going! I'm going to miss my little one so much when she goes to kindergarten next year!

I've got to grab me a stack of photos from 30 years ago...I had the biggest hair EVER!

Gotta GROW with it said...

My youngest son says THE SAME THING! and i can't help but laugh thinking the same..."how many have you had". oh how i love having boys!

KrustyTheCat said...

How Sweet!!! I love when my kids do that too!!

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nottryingforaboy said...

Happy Mother's Day!

Borski and Nai said...

What a touching story.

Happy mothers day to you!

Liza's Eyeview said...

Oh yes! Happy Mothers Day :)

Tara said...

Pure bliss. What a great moment. :)