Mommoisseurs : Recipes | Wine | Camaraderie

Recipes | Wine | Tips & Tricks | Camaraderie | #momlife

Please Promise To – What We Provide Them With Today May Brighten The Path To Our Promises

MotherI promise to give you all the love and care you will ever need and more. 
Age 2
Mother – I promise you’ll have a great big grassy yard to play in.
Child – Please promise to spend quality time with me, whether it’s inside at home or outside at the park.    
Age 3 
Mother – I promise I’ll give you a little sister or brother.
Child – Please promise to have me socialize with other children my age and not just sit me in front of the television all day.      
Age 5
Mother – I promise you I’ll send you to the best school.
Child – Please promise to spend one-on-one time with me after school helping me with my homework and teaching me all that you know.
Age 10
Mother – I promise I’ll take you to Disney World.
Child – Please promise to really listen to me, support my interests and let me explore my independence.
Age 13
Mother – I promise I’ll buy you all the right clothes.
Child – Please promise to teach me to be confident in myself, no matter what I’m wearing.
Age 16
Mother – I promise I’ll buy you a car.
Child – Please promise to teach me how to save money and earn the things that I want to have.
Age 18
Mother – I promise I’ll send you to the University of your choosing.
Child – Please promise to carve a path for me to do well in school so I may earn scholarships to get me through college.
Mothers make a simple promise to their newborn – to love them and care for them, no matter what it takes.  It doesn’t take long, however, for more complicated hopes and dreams to take focus in our mind.  Yet, with unexpected economic heartbreak, career detours, and everyday challenges that life is sure to deliver-and does; some of the promises we make to our children may feel like illusions.
It is through our disappointments we must realize that if we’re providing our kids with the essentials of love and security, they will survive.  More than likely, if we are the type of mothers that even have these worries; these children will thrive.  Isn’t it true that what we’re already providing them is all they really need?
We can get so hung up on giving them all the bells and whistles- the best schools, mind-blowing vacations and the trendiest clothes, but what really matters are the simple times you spend with them and enjoying each moment in our today.

Print Friendly

Related Posts

You Might Also Like

The evolution of my sons love for being in the water

Following another sleepless night…

Announcing Twitter Party on Wine Wednesday 12.12.12 #MustHaveWine

Mother’s Day around the world

Their happiness in our heart

Don’t stress this holiday season: It’s actually already begun

A Letter To My Son On His Third Birthday

Vintage girls: Moms need their best girlfriends

A mommy’s school bus jitters

Here We Move Again – Leah’s Move #10!

“Hollywood Moms Night” – The Next Best Thing To Going Out With Your Girlfriends!

Enjoying today, cherishing yesterday and looking forward to tomorrow

Bliss to be savored

6 Reasons moms with little ones should go to church

What has been your BEST summer moment with your family so far?

Best girlfriends: Then, now and when we’re old!

A letter to my son on his fourth birthday

Oh My Gosh…you’re 3!

5 groovy ways to keep your kids entertained during a hurricane

Magnetic Legs – The Ever-Clingy Toddler

Today’s forecast: Scattered mom likely

Holy competition, Batman!

The fun language of a two-year-old

Bedtime battles continued

Samuel L. Jackson’s narration of Adam Mansbach’s “Go the F*ck to Sleep”

Change the way you think about food with Bethenny Frankel’s “Naturally, Thin”

Holiday Recipe Spectacular: Pumpkin Spice Muffins

Cooking with kids

Has your doc ever tried to smooch you?

Competitive mommies: What are you preparing for the preschool Thanksgiving feast?

Why I left preschool crying…

Why are some children’s movies just so sad?

Moms raising boys and their endless energy

While they dream

Let us be your wine confidants

Go, Mommy, Go! Be your own child-rearing cheerleader!

The gift of giving: Our first contribution to our charities

5 groovy ways to keep your kids entertained while being hunkered down during a hurricane

11 recipes that increase breast milk supply

A mommy’s school bus jitters

The Case for Beer: Why you should enjoy it and enjoy it right

Why you should wear a Hoo Rag

Budgeting, Credit Scores and Responsibility – These Things Can Be Learned

Couponing, Really? You Don’t Have To Be An Extreme Couponer To Save Money

Delivering grace: Teaching lessons that will last a lifetime

Behind the scenes: For your enjoyment only

Entertain, Cook a Turkey and Remain Stress-Free This Thanksgiving!

Colorado Springs on fire

Today’s forecast: Scattered mom likely

Hurricane Irene in Charleston

Is baby-making making you crazy?

After the massacre: What can you be sure of…

For Reality in Parenting Try NBC’s “Up All Night” – New Fall Lineup

In The Eyes Of My Zealand – Happy 2nd Birthday, Baby!

Creating Holiday Magic – When You Can’t Afford To Buy It

You know you’re a mommy of young boys when…

I’m not lovin’ it!

What vacation is like after you have your first baby

Covenant Cookies: A gift of delectable bites; inspirational messages

Book Excerpt: Reason #1 • I am a good mother! Cheers!

A Florida Speer Family Christmas

Memorial Day 2012

Take chances and find yourself

1 Comment

  1. Shell

    October 18, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    That last paragraph is SO TRUE. Easy to lose focus of what is really important!

Leave a Reply