Most of my mom friends have kids that are close in age to The Dudes.
We’re pretty much all experiencing the life of pre-school waitlists and 3rd grade science fair projects together.
But, my online friends are much more diverse.
I can name first time moms, teenage moms, and empty-nesters who I’ve made genuine connections with. All women who have motherhood in common even though we are experiencing different stages of it.
Just another thing that makes blogging life pretty awesome.
I get to learn so much from mothers who are further in their “careers” than I am.
I’m pretty sure I am most afraid of life as an empty nester (because what the what will I do all day when there is no one to clean up after, yell at, or chauffer around?), but it’s only barely beating out my fear of teen-dom.
Will they still talk to me? Will they sneak out? Will they let me sit on the sidelines at their games
while I scream my face off for them and give them spirit fingers and cheer without being completely mortified?!
According to my fellow Dude Mom pal Kristi, from Live and Love Out Loud, being mama to a teenage Dude isn’t all that frightening.
As a matter of fact, according to her, it’s pretty spectacular, even if you do want to ball your eyes out every time you look at his man-ish face because you can see your baby hiding in there…
I can’t even believe #1 is turning 10 this fall so no way am I even remotely ready for 16.
Or girls, or body odor, or asking me to borrow my car so he can stink it up and pick up girls.
At present I’m the only girl willing to ride around with him smelling up the place and I’m totally okay with that!
*This is one of my all-time favorite pictures. Too bad neither one of us are that small anymore!
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Have a happy week, peeps!