I woke up this morning to the sound of my three boys busting into the room - eager to share their Mother's Day gifts with me. I did not mind because I looked forward to my son's handmade gifts. One of my 7 year old twin sons gave me a red card with cut out paper hearts that said simply: "I love you mom". My tween son played me a song on his guitar. Later that day we were going out to lunch with Grandmom and my husband was going to cook dinner. I was in mom heaven.
Then my other twin 7 year son gave me his handmade gift: a card with framed, painted Popsicle sticks that had a theme of "words about mom". I slowly read them: "Mommy, Happy, Smiles, Technology, love, type, T.V. and work".
What? I understand why my son would describe me by saying happy, smiles and love - but I needed more insight into how he came to describe me using the words technology, type, T.V. and work. Beyond the fact my son knows his mom is a technology blogger, I wondered if he thought that also defined me as a person. So I asked my 7 year old son why he used those words to describe me. He said: