The song "Cool" by the Jonas Brothers came on. And Kyle was very quick to point out that he thought it made them seem conceited.
And the more I thought about it, the more I thought maybe it should be a motto in our lives. It's probably not as much about conceit as it is about confidence. Maybe we should all be more confident in who we are.
One thing my kids don't realize is that they're effing cool. And by "effing", of course I mean frickety frackety freaking cool. But you use whatever F word you want there :)
It's a fact that there are only one of each of David and Kyle on this earth. No one else is them.
Let's talk about David.
Yep. That kid.
He's 19. Lives at home with his mama. Will never leave her. Wears diapers. Eats through a hole in his stomach. Gets carried EVERYWHERE he travels. Can't drive. I mean, on paper, he's actually kind of a bum.
But. He's a smile-maker. A dream-catcher. A joy-bringer. He's talented at what he can be talented at. He scoots. He's determined. He's frickety frackety handsome. He's love. And he's mine.
If you've never taken a chance to get close to David. Do it. I promise you that you will not be sorry.
Thirteen. Smartass. Lives with his mama. Struggles with anxiety and emotional overloads. Can't remember to brush his teeth. Stubborn as a mule. The list could go on.
But. He's smart to his smartass-ness. Loves his mama. Through his struggles with anxiety and panic attacks, he absolutely wears his heart on his sleeve. He WILL brush his teeth when told to (Future wives....this means he has the ability to be trained). His stubbornness will leave you feeling mentally stronger than you've ever felt going up against that. Did I mention he's pretty freaking handsome too?
Kyle just needs a few people to take a chance on him. He's not looking for fame. He's looking to anonymously change the world.
Let's talk about Natalie.
She's a 40 year old, almost single mama of 2. She thinks she's overweight. Her hair is a mess. She questions every outfit that ever goes on her body. She's often sad because she thinks she's failing her kids and life. She has so much self-doubt about anyone ever loving her to infinity.
But. She's a pretty good mom. She has owned up to her faults in her marriage. She knows she can improve her weight. Her hair abilities are questionable, but if she puts in a half ass effort, she knows it can look ok. She's sad sometimes.....but her kids make her happy. And having someone love her to infiinty? Maybe? One day? In the future?
She also knows that she has to start having self-worth for her kids to be able to see THEIR self worth.
I hope they know their worth. I hope David knows that he's turned me into a brand new person.
I hope Kyle knows that he's worth being someone's infinity on a scale of 1-10.
This is all brand new territory for all of us. And together we are going to find our worth and see how cool we really are.