Motherhood- Check your ego at the door!

Funny how a few words from your child can make you realize that you have ZERO cool points left! Thanks to my son for reminding me that I am still just a Mom!

Some might find me interesting; even fun to talk to. I did radio
for 10 years starting out at a top 40 station doing the morning show and
eventually wound up hosting my own radio talk show for three years. I was on TV, hosted fund raisers for the local PBS station and even had billboards with my
face up around town! It was a blast! I am not sharing this to brag, but just to
let you know that even though I am now a Mom, I'm still cool, right? Apparently
not! This past Friday, almost a week before Mother's Day, my son reminded me how uncool I have become. We have a routine- my son texts me a happy face symbol so I know he is on the bus; that way I can start my walk and be home in time to get ready for work. I have to walk in the morning because with my Irish complexion (pale and incapable of tanning) I am afraid I will burst into flames if I walk in the afternoon heat. I am sure I just lost MORE cool points for sharing that
but it is what it is!

Friday morning, my son texted me a happy face and then right
after that, texted, "Don't leave yet". Immediately my Mommy senses were
tingling! What had happened? Did the bus break down? Is there trouble!!?!
Where's Lassie?!  I texted, "What's going on?" Nothing! Silence! I come from a
LONG line of worriers, it is almost a superpower and while I am mentally going
through my catalog of horrific possibilities, he sends back, "Bus went through
the neighborhood" WHAT?! That was it!?!  He didn't want the kids on the bus to
see his old Mommy wearing work out clothes and  "sweatin' to the oldies!" 
Fabulous!   I'll just be in the corner, quietly sobbing!  I know eventually the
pendulum will swing the other way and he will once again be proud to have me
around, but until then, I will just keep trucking along, reminding myself over
and over that I am NOT the biggest loser on the planet and regardless of my
current rating by the teen in my life, I am still VERY cool!

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Jamie Harkins May 07, 2012 at 08:34 PM
There are different definitions of the word 'cool'. You are as cool as the other side of the pillow, my friend. Your #2 child doesn't know it yet!
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