When Babies Grow Up

MamasHappy Mothers Day 2015!  Mother’s Day is a perfect time for your favorite pursuits.  The bigger our Belevation fan club has grown, the less time I have to do fun things like working on this Belevation Mom Blog.

In 2013 I wrote a Mother’s Day post called Being a Mom: Doing It Your Way.  It explored varied mom-styles such as Helicopter vs. Free Range parenting.  I confessed that I have Helicopter tendencies.

You see back in the 1980’s, I was a college student just old enough to consider becoming a mom and I spent a lot of time in New York’s up-and-coming Soho area. The Etan Patz disappearance, (in the news again recently) haunted me, as it did many others: The Legacy of Etan Patz: Wary Children Who Became Watchful Parents May 8th 2015.

But the joke’s on me moms, since babies do grow up. In my case as the mother of an only, I tried to hold on as long as possible, but these things backfire. It jumped from my not letting my son around the corner by himself, to his going on multi-day treks in the Appalachians with a tent and friends, to later him moving to Europe after college graduation and traveling just about everywhere.

So take a deep breath today, on Mother’s Day. It’s gonna happen, no matter what we do. Just smile and ask, “so how did you like Istanbul?”

 

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  1. Belevation Mom
    May 10, 2015

    Volkswagen’s version this spring: https://youtu.be/BDkvGoUo46c

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