Thursday, September 22, 2011
More Than a Mom
This morning I met a mom who has 2 kids right around my girls' ages and is expecting twins in a couple of months. As we talked with other moms in the group I noticed that the twins seemed to be the only thing people could talk to her about. I realize that they aren't the most normal situation to encounter, but they're not really abnormal either. I asked her if that's all anyone asks her about lately (yes) and to tell me a little about her outside of her life with kids. What did SHE like to do, what where her hobbies and interests? She admitted that she wasn't asked these types of questions very often and had to really think about an answer.
I thought about that the rest of the morning. How sad that as soon as we become moms it's really easy to forget that we were anything else!
So, if you're a mom, tell me something about YOU outside of your kids (and your husband! That can't be a fall-back answer) in the comments. Something you enjoy spending your time doing, something you're interested in learning more about, some quirk about your personality (and I promise you won't have much quirkier than me so no judgement here!). If you're not a mom, tell me what you want to be known for that if/when you do have kids you don't want to forget.
And lastly, a little challenge for your week, when you meet someone new (especially moms) make a point to ask them questions that they can't answer with talking about their kids. And try to not answer similar questions about YOU with answers about your kids. You're more than just a mom!
Posted by Melanna at 12:49 PM