When does a kid become a “big” kid? Is this a passage that all children go through? What if the kid doesn’t want to be big? What if they want to be small, safe and nestled with mom? Or is that a projection from a mom?
Why does big automatically also mean separate? Must growing up always means growing apart from our mother?
I ask these questions as we celebrate one of my kids getting bigger. How much do I let go so that it’s enough for them to create their own sense of self and how much can I hold on so that sense of self also includes me?
A daily practice challenges the person who creates on “inspiration.” We have to mother everyday, and ultimately, it is the daily grind that gives us perspective, clarity and the “high’s” of motherhood. I am exploring if the same happens when I write everyday on the topics that normally light me up – motherhood, self-development, healing and creating. Sign up here to receive those thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.