I stopped at the store this morning before work, and the cashier asked, “Are you a Mom?”
Uhhh… She gave me a funny look as I paused to think about what she thought was a simple yes or no question. A hundred thoughts raced through my head in that handful of seconds… [Well technically, I have no biologically children, but I am a foster mom, but I don’t have any kiddos with me now, but I did about a month ago and she called me Mom and I felt like a Mom, but now I don’t quite know and I feel like a Mom with no children, and I also don’t feel like a Mom and I don’t know does that make me a Mom? You tell me, cashier I met 3.5 seconds ago, because I’ve been wrestling with these thoughts and feelings for weeks now.]
I started to speak, and stopped. This cashier didn’t need to know my complicated thoughts on the topic…
“Yes?” I said with a slight question.
She smiled. Wished the weird lady a “happy early Mother’s Day.” And looked towards her next customer.
Happy early Mother’s Day Moms. No matter what state of “Mom” you currently reside in, I see you.