As a parent, I can say we all deserve these types of moments from time to time. Parenting is NOT easy, and so much of what we do is taken for granted. However, the minute WE take our role for granted we stand to cause all sorts of damage. It’s exhausting to be ever mindful of the things you do and say, but every so often a moment occurs that makes it so worth while.
A couple of days ago I had one of those fabulous “YAY ME!” parenting moments. One of those moments where you know you got it right, in spite of it all (or, occasionally in spite of yourself). And you can’t help but pat yourself on the back, mentally anyway.
I was watching the most recent episode of Glee with my husband while kid-kid was playing near by. Hearing them begin a song she rushed over (she loves to dance and sing along – when it’s one she knows). Afterwards she asked who Mercedes was singing about. I replied “Sam”. It was a love song after all, and the girl just had to have more info. Not a fan of the show herself (she just enjoys the music) she, not knowing who that was, didn’t skip a beat asking me “Is that a boy or a girl?”. All I could think was YAY!
Honestly, the fact that Lily-Ann didn’t automatically assume that since Mercedes is a girl that her love interest would be a boy just made my heart sing. Yep. It was definitely a proud “yay me!” type moment. There is definitely hope for this generation. The fact that it’s a complete non-issue for the kid is such an amazing thing to me. Even though she is inundated with societies vision of a “normal” couple, a boy girl pairing, she knows that other couplings are equally normal and natural. It’s a good thing.