I like to watch young women…
No! It’s not what you think!
I like to watch young moms because I like to study the way they handle their children; I like to observe the way they are with their children.
I am often in the company of young moms: at daycare, at school, at school events, at the park, at McDonald’s, at the grocery store, at the children’s store, at karate gymnastics, and dance lessons, and at church.
Just about anything I am doing with the toddlers or for the toddlers is likely something that young moms are doing with or for their children!
I am afforded many opportunities each day to observe how young moms nurture their children.
So, I watch and try to learn.
Yes, I suppose you could call it girl watching, but I’m watching them because I want to learn how to emulate how they are with their children.
I want to be as good a mom as they are.
But I can’t!
I’ll never be as good at nurturing as mom’s are.
With patience and gentleness.
With kindness and understanding.
Rather than nurture, I demand respect.
Instead of teach, I command.
I expect perfection.
I order, control, dominate.
But, I want to be the way moms are.
Yet, no matter how hard I try, I just can’t be as good with children as moms are.
I just can’t be Mom!
So I’ll just keep watching, admiring, marveling…and trying!