The Best Thing I Learned This Summer


Hey, y’all!

It’s time for another blog post, and this time I’m linking up with The Frenzied SLPs to share the best thing I learned this summer.

Like most people, I love my mom. A lot. I have always thought she was a good mom, and I have always appreciated her. This summer, however, I learned that my mom is much more amazing than I have given her credit for.

Currently, Mom has custody of my six-year-old niece, A. This is her:


Can you tell she’s a bit of a stinker?

Also, this is her:

Can you tell she’s also a sweetie?


Mom would not want me to say how old she is, so I’ll just let you know she is two years away from retirement from teaching in special education. She has her hands full. Even so, this summer, she decided we should go visit my sister in San Diego. With A. On a plane.

I was a little reluctant to go at first. No worries, though. Mom talked me into it by buying my ticket for me. How could I say no then? So we went.

I suspected A had ADHD before the trip. Now I am fairly certain she does. She has not been diagnosed by a doctor, but I think that will probably come soon. So far, Mom has been trying to manage it with firm routines and diet. This has helped some, but A still has a ways to go.

I’m sure you can imagine what the plane ride to and from California (from Georgia) was like with A. It wasn’t the worst thing I've ever done, but it wasn’t pleasant, either. It also rained two of the three days we were there which meant we were cooped up inside a small apartment a good bit of the time. With A bouncing off the walls (literally). Still, Mom was determined to enjoy our trip. So we did. Because of my amazing, awesome, fantastic, fabulous mom, I got to see these spectacular things:
My baby sister!

The Pacific Ocean

 Thank you, Mom. You are the best and I am so glad I learned that this summer!

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7 comments

  1. What a beautiful adventure together! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. It was wonderful to read about your family. Have a wonderful end of summer!

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  3. Cherish those moments with your mom!
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  4. So happy you were able to share a wonderful experience with your mom and that you realized her awesomeness now!

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  5. That is sweet! Thanks for sharing.

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