What is this thing call being a Mother? What does being a mother mean to you? Its not very often that I talk about my journey as a single parent. I intentionally leave it out of my social media feeds, as I assume that most people don’t care to hear about the trials and tribulations that come with the territory of parenting solo. I consequently mostly post about Mr.P’s fresh fashions and good times, because thats really what we all want to see, amiright?
Truth be told, I do want to share more about what it means to me to be the mom of a little boy.
As Mr.P grows older my recent and most nagging anxieties are if I have the tools and resources to teach him HOW to be a man. I have read all the horrible statistics that say that boys raised without a man in the home are more likely to be incarcerated, and more likely to drop out of school. Sometimes I loose sleep at night and wonder what I was thinking when I said to the universe that I wanted to be a mother.
But then I do a T swift booty dance and shake off that negativity ! What the universe gave me is exactly what I wished for. I healthy baby boy who is growing up into a really awesome young man, a little Prince. He is kind and spunky, and treats others with respect. He is not a perfect child, nor am I a perfect mother, we are really works in progress. We take each day as a new opportunity to do it better than the day before. Our babes are watching us, they are soaking up all that they observe.
My wish for P is that he never sees his mom give up. We always keep it pushing. Here’s to raising up a gentleman, moreover here is to raising gentle-humans!
More on this topic in a future post. More mamas who are raising boys need to be heard. Lastly, what are some concerns you have about bringing up your little men? Even if you have a partner to share the load, I wanna hear from you!
Leave a comment and tell me what you think!
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