2. I had to sort through several boxes of books and papers to discard stuff that got wet in our basement earlier this week. I salvaged most of the children's drawings and laid them out to dry. I'm a hopeless sentimentalist. Notice the word "mental" in the middle part of that word.
|Mother's Day 1995- The fish and octopus are fingerprints.|
|1996- This was the "Climbing Tree" in our backyard in New York.|
|By Audrey around age 5. Steve and I laughed about the pile of horse poop.|
|1998- Budding Artist|
3. I think being a mother is about loving and giving of oneself to others in a caring way. I mother my daughters, of course, but I also mother my husband (which he doesn't particularly like) and my dog. I mother my mother, I mother my sister, I mother my garden. I mother all the children in my care each day and I may even be an overbearing mother to my friends at times. I don't think you have to biologically give birth to offspring to know or experience mothering.