I went to a friend’s wedding yesterday, and for their Mother/Son dance, they danced to “Mama” by BoyzIIMen. It reminded me of this funny memory I have of Bobby and I getting together one year and choreographing a dance to this song to dance for my mom on Mother’s Day. Now that I am a mom, I found myself getting really teary-eyed while watching my friend dance with his mom, and remembering this memory. I realized a few things. One, I really hope I can have a boy someday. Two, I have to cherish every moment I have with my child (someday children, hopefully) and my own mother, because it all goes by so fast, and I don’t want to regret anything. I remember feeling so silly dancing to this song for my mom, and I remember my mom looking at us like we were crazy, but I also remember the look of love in my mom’s eyes as we danced for her to this song. Those kinds of looks are what life is really all about, and I want to cherish them, remember them, and experience as many of them as I can!
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I know this sounds pretty general, but I have specific flashbacks of the crazy things we would imagine and invent as we played outside. I am so thankful that my parents had the best house for playing outside. It’s my dad’s house still, and I love thinking about all the “adventures” Bobby and I had playing outside. My dad’s house has a huge backyard and frontyard with tons of plants and trees and “hiding places.” One of my favorite memories is just going outside with Bobby for hours to one of our many hiding places and coming up with games to play or make believe situations to act out. It’s amazing how kids can entertain themselves for hours doing these sorts of things. I hope my own children will be like this someday instead of video game zombie kids that I encounter so often.
Well, to begin, I love this goal because I often think of my happy childhood memories and love to share them. Now that I am going to have children of my own, I would love to keep a record of all the things that made me happy as a child so I can provide the same experiences for my children.
So, this just popped in my head and it is my first entry: Surfing on my dad’s back.
Summers were an absolute special time in my childhood, because my dad, a teacher like me, had summers off to spend with me and my brothers. We had a pool and would swim literally for hours each day. Our favorite time swimming, though, was when our dad would join us in the pool and play with us. Every time he would swim with us, we would at least once beg him to let us “surf” on his back. He would swim down low and we would stand on his back and try to stay up! We always laughed that he had a slippery back and that was the reason we couldn’t stay on for very long! My dad is awesome, what can I say!? So, yes, I loved to “surf” on my dad’s back!
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