The Manchild has been dying to teach me to shoot. Dying. I might need to defend the homestead one day…against snakes. Rabbits. Ground squirrels. (Land Sake’s son! Get the MUSKET! Injuns.)
“Remember Mom, when that one looked right in the window?”
I have been deferring. I get enough weaponry in referree-ing sword fights. Daily. I would rather close the blinds than shoot the snake looking in the window, thank you.
Today, I succumbed to the pressure. Big grins and excitement all around. And I even approached celebrity status, missing the bullseye by a millimeter on my first shot. The boys have no first hand knowledge of course, only stories by grandma, but once I was a tomboy…..it’s part of my legend.
It’s good to surprise your kids sometimes. Let them know there is much more to you than meets the eye.
Actually, it’s a good thing for more than just your kids to know….. Even you yourself should know that. It’s what keeps you, in your mom-, do-everything-for-everyone role, alive and vibrant as a woman.
And, because this is a blog occasionally about fashion, I made sure I wore appropriate shoes to my target practice lesson.
“Each of us has that right, that possibility, to invent ourselves daily. If a person does not invent herself, she will be invented. So, to be bodacious enough to invent ourselves is wise.” Maya Angelou