â€¦No two are the same.Â I love that.Â I was lucky enough to have learned that lesson while I was working at Scholastic Book Fairs long before I became a Mami.Â I had the privilege and pleasure to work with a big group of moms.Â Some had grown children, some had grandkids and some I had the pleasure of seeing pregnant with their own bundle of joy.
I would sit in on conversations and after the one millionth one I realized two things that I think I instinctively already knew 1.Â That they all loved their children and 2. That being a â€œgoodâ€ mom only had one requirement: see #1.Â I marveled at their antics, their stories, their reactions to what their children did.Â Each story could have ended with â€œbut I love my kid so, there you go.â€
I keep having to remember to not look to the side to compare.Â And to not let others turn my head for me, so to speak.Â Either myself or my child.Â I am the frog princessâ€™s Mami.Â I love her more than life itself.Â I will make mistakes but as long as I love her and care for her, it will be okay.
Remember that next time some crazed mom (who is also a great mom and loves their kid if perhaps a bit off balance) comes up to you to tell you how their child, usually a little younger than yours, can do something that yours cannot.Â Pace is important.Â But thereâ€™s a reason for everything.
The Frog Princess has no teeth.Â Sheâ€™s been teething for months now but hers have not come out yet.Â I have learned to set that to the back of my mind understanding that theyâ€™ll get here eventually.Â And not to listen to people (my mother included) who start some sentences with â€œYou know so and soâ€™s child? Four teeth already!â€ as if this means that my child will have a gummy smile through adulthood.
Besides, I am still nursing and considering the great pains (literally) that I went through when I first started nursing, I am considering this a small blessing for my child to have no teeth at the current moment.
After all, if Mamis are like snowflakes then, so are their children.