Thursday, March 31, 2011

I'm A Bit Old Fashioned

I have a confession to make in my haze of fatigue this morning. I am a bit old fashioned when it comes to how I raise my kids and nurture my marriage. I do things for them that most moms have dumped to the wayside. Until my kids graduated from High School I would get up with them, make their breakfast and lunch for them, and see them off. And, yes, I still get up every morning and make Aaron's lunch for him before he goes to work.

I admittedly get a lot of flack and teasing for this from my friends; they cannot believe that I get up and make Aaron's lunch for him. He is completely capable of making it himself, he is a big boy and knows how to throw together a sandwich and apple slices. I do not do it over worry that he will not get something to eat during the day, or that he will not eat healthy enough if I don't make his lunch for him. So, why do I get up every morning to make his lunch when I am not a morning person and could be cozy in my nice warm bed still asleep? Love I guess would be the simple answer to that question.

I love to do the small things for my family that makes them feel special. Aaron knows that I do not have to get up at all, but do especially for him. It is my way of showing him that I love him and want to do something for him. I also love to give him a hug and tell him I love him before he goes off to work for the day. I think it is great for both of us to start our days off in this simple manner, being able to see each other.

Ten years ago my father went off to work and died in a car accident before he got home. I do not know what my parents said to each other before he left, if anything. Knowing the time of day that he left for work, they probably didn't even see each other. I want each and every day that Aaron starts to be positive and I want to be able to do one simple act for him and tell him I love him before he leaves. You just never know what could happen and I never want someone leaving the house without hearing those three words.

Does this make me old fashioned? Probably, but I don't want to loose sight of what is important. Our ancestors had a lot of things right in my opinion. As long as I am able, and Aaron is heading out the door to work, I will be up with him, making his lunch and seeing him off.


  1. Old fashioned or not, this does help strengthen a marriage or family. No one will ever realize how much until they try it.

  2. I guess I am old fashioned too. I like it that way. I have also been questioned and made fun of by my friends for "waiting" on Weldon. But, it's what I want to do, it's the kind of wife and mother I want to be.

  3. I'm glad I'm not the only one that feels this way - I REALLY see a difference in doing these things in the way my family functions. It really is the little things that you do that matter!