I cried at Taylor Swift last night. Not because her unbelievable talent made me feel completely talentless. Not because watching her made me realize that I too would like to play the banjo but can?t. Not even because her bangs are so perfect and when I tried bangs shortly after Julia was born, it was not pretty, and Scott looked at me like he did at those home video childbirths they used to show on TLC?s A Baby Story.
I cried from happiness. I was with Julia and Scott at Taylor Swift and watching Julia look with amazement at Taylor Swift made me cry. I wasn?t obvious about it, but to myself, I took it all in. I think any mother, except maybe Courtney Love, has those moments with their children that become everlasting memories. For some, it is watching their child score a goal or winning basket at their game. For others, it could be experiencing something with their children they remember doing yourself as a child. The moments could be as simple as playing a great game of Monopoly or as big as watching your child overcome something they never thought they would.
Time is moving so quickly. I know this because my Botox appointments have been creeping up on me. I am not going to get crazy and try to make everything a moment. But I will cherish my good cries. All moms deserve a good cry, and not just a week before their periods.
Most importantly, I will always make sure to have a cute outfit on for them. There have to be pictures to memorialize the moments!!
So Taylor, thanks for my special moment. And thanks for the style inspiration!