One positive note is that Nate is supposed to go off his medication for the summer. I won’t lie and say I am not nervous at all about that. I know what he was like before and the medicine helped him so much.
I am excited in that I am hoping his appetite might return some and that he will eat more. I am currently scouting out farmer’s markets for the best produce so that I can make some smoothies for him. You see, Nate doesn’t eat hardly any fruits or veggies. He does have an apple sauce every day, but that is about it in the way of fruit, sometimes he will eat a banana. In all, he only gets about 600 calories a day which isn’t nearly enough for a growing, active young boy
So I am optimistic about making some tasty drinks for him in hopes that he will get the nutritional content he needs and continuing giving those to him in the future. I just have to learn how to add the veggies when he is not looking. I think they will be good for not only Nate, but all of us.
Now, back to the topic at hand. What makes a mother? Yes, a mother is someone who gives birth, but there is this saying about dads. There is a different between making a baby and taking care of a baby. It’s funny that I have never heard that expression used in the way of mother’s. There are women that have children, but just like some men, neglect them or don’t take care of them.
What makes women different? Is it the fact that we carry and birth? Yes, that is a tough job, but what about after? Isn’t there a job to do after that? I think the job after is just as important as the job of creating, carrying and birthing.
I do admire women who give their babies up for adoption so they can have a better and loving home, but I honestly can’t call the women “mother’s” who abuse, neglect or have so many children they can’t take care of them and give them what they deserve. Yet, society still seems to think this is acceptable and still calls them “mother’s”. Each and every child at the very least deserves a loving environment, a safe place to sleep, food in their stomachs and a safe place to play and learn.
Being a mother is so much deeper than I could ever express on here. Most of us have all done those same things you hear about, being thrown up on, had snot rubbed on us, held our kids while they cried, snuggled them etc. But the best part of being a mother? When my son looks at me and tells me “mommy, you look beautiful today” or “mommy, I just want to hold you”. When I cry my youngest will climb up on my lap and in his little voice he will say “I got you mommy”. Well, guess what babies, I got you too