Sunday, August 18, 2013

Stage Mom No No Number 5673

We are not our children.

Finn booked his first professional gig.  Yippee!  Yahoo!  But what we momma's must remember - over and over again - is that this is our child's journey.  Not ours'.  So though we beam with pride at every step our little one takes, it is not our step.  It is their step.

And so remember that the production company is not hiring us.  They are hiring our young charge.  And that means we must let go and let them shine.  No pitching to the producers our next screenplay.  No following young Thomas around hanging onto his shirttails.  No...anything.

This is his time to shine...and our time to sit...wait for it...and ponder (yes, do bring your own chair and umbrella you will need it) what we want to do with our lives.  Who do we want to be?  As you watch your child go from your little one who clung to your hem to this amazing beacon of light, joy and independence - that you wanted him to be - you too must have a path.  A light to follow.

And isn't that a grand thought?  Raise your child and yourself at the same time.  Cause each of us has a place on this planet.  Don't we?

What's yours?

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