Today is Brady’s weekly Tae Kwon Do class provided to our boys by the amazing folks at Action Martial Arts in Ashburn (truly they are amazing…if you’re local and considering Tae Kwon Do, check them out).
So we’re at home beforehand and he asks me if I’m going to drive him. This has become a customary question on Pre-school and Tae Kwon Do days. Honestly, given the true choice, I’d take him every day but some days I need to take care of business for the non-profit. This morning was no exception, so when Brady came in to ask me if I was taking him, I steeled my resolve to say no. Because let’s face it…we Mom’s, we want to be there for this type of stuff; and certainly for me these days, this feeling is a bit heightened. Shocker, eh? I told him Mommy was sorry but she couldn’t take him today. I was so proud of him…he didn’t cry. He took it like a man and simply said, “But all the other Mommies will be there.”
After I grabbed my coat and we loaded up in the car…I turned on the radio and was treated to a serenade. It was the Bruno Mars song, ‘Just the way you are’. He looked at me so sweetly as he sang these words…
‘When I see your face
There’s not a thing that I would change
Cause you’re amazing
Just the way you are
And when you smile,
The whole world stops and stares for awhile
Cause girl you’re amazing
Just the way you are’
He was smiling and singing…and he said it was just for me.
I mean, yes, life has its rough moments for us right now but really, does it get any better than that? :)