5 Minute Friday: PresentJuly 12, 2013 at 6:45 pm | Posted in 5 Minute Friday, Present | 14 Comments
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This week’s word prompt is PRESENT.
Okay, present. That could be used as a noun….as in Christmas present, or a birthday present.
It can also be used as an adjective….as in “Is everyone present?”
Well, a lot of people I know, especially youngsters, like the noun and could probably care less about the adjective, but speaking as a parent, I think that the adjective is much more important.
Are you the kind of parent that is present for their child? Am I the kind of mom who is present for her child when he needs me?
I have to admit that sometimes I’m not. I get caught up in blogging, or reading, or cooking and don’t pay attention when he wants me or needs me. Sometimes – especially now that he’s a teenager (14), I think he can tend to himself and that he doesn’t need me as much as he did as a toddler. Sometimes that’s true. But that’s no excuse for me to just ignore him, is it?
Maybe I can combine the noun with the adjective and think that my being present for him is a present to him.
Being a mom is a gift. I can share myself with my only child….oh, wait, yes, with my teenager….sometimes I forget how old he is and that he is a gift to my husband and I, the one that God sent to us.
I think that tonight after I am finished blogging and he is finished with his kitchen chores, I will present myself to him and ask what he wants to do for a while, just he and I.