Becoming a parent changes a person. Everyone changes differently based on who they are and who their children are. But, here’s one sure-fire way to know that you are indeed a boy’s mom.
You walk into his room in the morning to rouse him from bed. He’s curled up and laying on his side. You sit down next to his bum and lift his feet, rolling him onto his back. You look at those big feet you are holding in your hands and you remember the tender little baby he used to be.
You begin to rock his legs back and forth and massage his feet as if he’s still that little baby. You comment to him, “Oh, my. Look how big my first little boy has become. Just look at these feet! He’s getting so big!” You look lovingly at that angelic freckled face.
He looks back at your dreaming eyes that are soaking up the precious early morning moment… and farts. And you laugh. That’s how you know that you have fully transitioned to being a boy’s mom. You laugh when one deliberately farts at you.