Sunday, October 31, 2010

"You're Kinda a Homemade, Mommy, aren't you?"

Today, I had to smile.  My almost 8 year old  Maestro asked me to make lunch for him.  I was fishing in the fridge for the cheese to make a quesadilla for him.  As I've got my head in the cold box, he says to me, out of the blue, "You're kinda a homemade Mommy, aren't you?".

I wasn't quite sure what he meant, so I said "well, that depends on what you mean, I guess".  His understanding of that went like this:

"I mean, you make most stuff from homemade, don't you?"

It didn't take me long to answer that with a resounding, "yes, that's very true". 

"Because it's healthier" came his reply. 

By God, I really think some of this is getting through. Just when you think your message isn't making it through the car racing, music drumming, sports obsessions in his head, he comes out with something like that.

I leaned over, gave him a big kiss on the head, and simply said, "That's right, you've got it."  Meanwhile, my internal grin could not have been bigger.  Sometimes it's the seemingly simple things that can just make your whole month.

Wishing you the knowledge that your guidance gets through the static sometimes, ~Peacemom

1 comment:

Dog Trot Farm said...

As a mother of two grown sons, your post touched my heart. Please give that wonderful son of yours a kiss for me!