Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! You all work hard and do your best, so I hope you are enjoying this special day.
On this Mother's Day, I thank a special group of moms: the moms of my guy friends from my school days. I gravitated to the "boy moms" back in the day because they were more fun, friendlier and less dramatic than the girl moms. Girl moms cannot help it: they have to fight for their daughter's social status. Many a Queen Bee mom was just as nasty as her Mean Girl offspring when I was growing up. Boy moms did not care who was on top of the social ladder and as a result talked to everybody, regardless of "status". Their friendliness and willingness to listen to a girl's perspective of what was happening at school (it was fun for them because they did not have to deal with it at home, lol!) made such an impression on me that, combined with my love of boys courtesy of Little Brother, I decided I HAD to be a boy mom. Let's face it, going through high school was tough enough as a girl, I sure would not want to go through it again as a girl mom! God mercifully granted my heart's deepest desire, and here I am today, a boy mom.
These boy moms inspire me today just as much as they did when I was younger and now I say, "thank you". Mrs. G.: you were the most drama-free mom EVER and I see now that you truly have a gift. Thanks so much for your example. Mrs. H.: you managed your home flawlessly and convinced me through your example that having four sons was heaven on earth. Forgive me, but I believe two sons is plenty of heaven on earth for me, hee hee! Still, I relate to the joy you experienced from raising sons. Mrs. E: you brought GLAMOUR to the title of "boy mom"; did you ever have one of your boys spit up on your shoulder? I doubt it, you always looked beautiful and were so much fun to be around that you made everyone smile after visiting with you. Mrs. J.: your Cajun humor was the best. I have a special spot in my heart for my friends from "La Lousiane" because they remind me of you. Mrs. S.: you treated me like a daughter and taught me to spend time getting to know the girls in my life. I am paying that forward with my son's friends today.
Ladies, if I can be half the boy mom that you all were, well, I will be doing an amazing job. Happy Mother's Day!