Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Gold-Medal Momma

I just had to share this drawing that my 5-year-old drew yesterday. When Phoebe handed it to me, she said, “This is you, Momma. Coming in first in a running race. You won!” Not sure what I love best--that Phoebe never loses her faith in my ability to win a running race or that the image of me running is so vivid in Phoebe’s mind as to come out on paper. With a big first-place ribbon, no less!

All my kids know I’m an athlete--both a runner and a rower. Whenever 27-month-old John sees me in workout wear, he asks, “Momma, you go running?” And when we drive across a bridge, John’s twin sister, Daphne, chirps, “Momma go rowing on a river.” Their comments never fail to delight me, including recently when my slothful husband, Jack, asked John, “Does Poppa go running?” and the astute little fellow immediately answered, “No.”

I don’t have any grand point to make with this posting--just wanted to share some of my joys of motherhood. I might not be the most patient, inspired mom, but it seems my kids appreciate me for who I am.



Christine White said...

and that's what i like about this blog. no worldly points needed. just that everyday being a mom and an athlete is joy. we get the best of both. and are teaching our kids a thing or two even if we feel like we're slackin and selfish.

Lani said...

What a great post! I love the picture your child drew for you, and I can definitely relate to the comments from your twins. My 3 year old is the same way when he sees me in my running clothes.
Thanks for a great blog!

Kelly(M&M) said...

I love this post! When I was pregnant, my son would tell me not to look at the runners because he knew I wanted to be out there. :-) My 3 year old just told me she wants to go running with me when she gets bigger! I can't wait!