Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Proud Mama?

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.


  1. I'm the same way. I could go on and on to friends and family, but when a stranger asks questions, I clam up. But I chalk it up to the fact that I really don't like people, especially when I talk to them and they feel obliged to touch my baby.
    Better to just avoid it.

  2. Took Cole to the doc yesterday and doc says "ok, time to brag on your son. Everyone loves to. What's he been doing?" and you know...I was hard pressed to think of anything that was "bragging". I mean, he's smiling and laughing and babbling - but they all do that. I don't know if it's early or if he's behind or what! Now, if he were crawling already or walking...we'd have a serious issue! :)

    I think...it all depends on personality. I know a lot of moms who get into the "my kid is better than your kid because he did X at Y time" and I never wanted to be that person!

  3. I'm glad it's not just me! I've got nothing against anyone who likes to brag...it's just hard for me! Honestly, one of the easiest places for me to brag is Facebook...posting pictures. I guess it's a mix of private/public.

  4. no, i do not :) love her though.


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