Watch And Learn – Mommy Memos
It turned out to be a beautiful day yesterday, so I picked my baby Matthew (age 3) up from pre-school and took him to the driving range. We have a set of kids’ golf clubs, and he was very excited!
It was his first time on the golf course, so I got him lined up correctly, showed him how to hit the golf ball, and off he went. I was right next to him, practicing for a golf tournament this week, and he said, ‘watch and learn.’ I love that kid.
I hit a bad shot, and he came over and showed me the correct way to do it. I am realizing this must be part of being a man. I grew up with two sisters, so I am fairly unfamiliar with little boys. I do know that this one has me wrapped around his little finger. I always wanted to have a boy so I could teach him the “correct” way to treat a woman. This, after dating all the toads who never turned into a prince. (disclaimer: husband excluded).
I am teaching him to open doors for girls, and to always show respect. I will teach him to walk girls to the door when dating, and to realize it’s not a woman’s “job” to do all the cooking, cleaning, etc. I want him to support the women in his life, and know that their job, whatever it may be, including being a housewife, is hard work, and just as important as his job. I want him to surround himself with people who return respect to him.
Right now, Matthew wants to marry me. I said yes, and am going to hold on to that as long as I can! When it comes to golf, I guess I could ‘watch and learn’ from him. When it comes to being a man, I hope he turns to his Dad and Grandpas to ‘watch and learn.’