Let me explain with a few recent real life examples.
1. I cried when Arlo & Josiah gave their first talks in Church Primary.
& when they let go in the pool's deep water & swam to the stairs all by themselves.
& when I dropped them off at preschool for the first time.
& when they graduated preschool.
& when they started their first soccer practice.
& when they said mama for the first time as babies.....
etc, etc, etc, .........
2. I rejoiced when Miles went to Nursery/gym childcare without a fuss. We slapped high-fives & he went in without looking back. I can't believe that I didn't cry. He goes through all the same type of milestones as A&J, but I don't ever cry.
Heck, I even have "First Time Mother" moments for other parents & their oldest kids. For example, I cried when I went to Presli Burnham's first dance recital. And when I watched my oldest nephew pass the sacrament for the first time.
Am I the only one?
|I love these little guys.|
|Preschool Graduation, May 2014|
|My Mother's Day present from Arlo, he made at school|
|My Mother's Day present from Josiah, at school.|
|Can I just say that EVERYONE loves Miles - he's like a celebrity when we go to A&J's preschool|
|And like most other people, he LOVES the attention. Can you tell?|
|Some backyard swim time.|
|Miles & his potato head creations|
|Presli Burnham at her first dance recital|