What memories do you have of your mom and dad? I’m not talking about vacations or funny things that happened. What sentimental moments or inspiring things did they have to say?
I often think about what my kids will remember about me. They’re sure as heck not going to recall all the time I spent in the kitchen preparing made-from-scratch meals every night!
I want them to remember something personal about me - something I did for them or how I made them feel. I wonder, am I doing anything/enough to have an impact on them aside from the regular parenting duties?
I’m always envious of the philosophical parent who can deliver profound wisdom at the drop of a hat. Yeah, that’s not me. The best I can do is tell my slumping daughter at the dinner table to sit up straight and strong.
When I think of my mom, I remember her scratching my back. Her touch was soothing and relaxing. She’d do it whenever she was around me, without really thinking about it. It always made me feel close to her.
That’s probably what I bring to my kids. I’m a touchy, feely person. If they’re around me, my hands are on them somehow. Hugs abound in my house.
What’s that one thing you remember your mom or dad for? Or what do you do for your kids that’s memorable? I’d love to know!