Monday, August 18, 2008

People I Don't REALLY Know

One thing I can say about her is she loves being a parent, a mom. Her two little girls are not ill-behaved, and they're both happy kids clearly pleased with their parents. My favorite thing to watch is when one or both of the girls get a little wild. You can see their mother's face apologetically cringe as she looks around, but the shame and guilt are fake. She puts on a show of being disappointed merely because that's how the world thinks a parent should feel when a kid is running up and down the aisles at church. But she loves to watch them be kids, her eyes sparkle with joy as she watches them "miss behave." However she is saying sorry to the rest of us, sorry that she unapologetically loves her children just as they are.