I am a proud Mama. I assume you are too (who isn't?). I love telling people about the new things LM is doing and showing off pictures. But, I only do it when I think people want to know...aka care, or so I think!
But, when we're in public and people comment on LM, I thank them and smile. If they ask questions, I answer. However, I don't gush. Today at the gardening center, a women asked me about him---how old, was he our first etc. After we had talked, she just kind of stared at me...like she was waiting for me to continue gushing about the wonder that is my son. And while his existence pretty much rocks my world...I'm not really in to gushing. Does this mean I'm not a proud mama? Do you have to feel the desire to share with everyone how fabulous your offspring is to truly be proud of them?
Perhaps this is just my personality. Things that are really important to me, I tend to keep close. As a teenager, I always went on and on about my crushes to my friends, but once I was in a relationship, I kept quiet about most things good and bad. I usually had to be at a breaking point before I started to share. I'm not sure why...I just did.
So maybe, now that LM is in my life and the amount of love for him I feel is just so overwhelming, I just can't share it with others just yet. It seems so precious...I just want to keep it close to me.
But, maybe I should be gushing.