The other day, I popped up to my 9-year-old son’s school during Track & Field Day to bring him some sunscreen and a hat and a water bottle (kind of missed the fact that it was Track & Field Day in the first place! oops!) While I was handing off his things, there was the expected mix of comments. “Is that your mom?” and “Hi Mrs. Montgomery!” and someone who thought the whole thing was totally un-cool (which I guess it was!) announced “She came up here just to give you a water bottle?” But then there was this one kid who I didn’t know and he piped up and said, “My mom’s the best! Cause SHE plays video games with me!” It got me thinking… would my kid say I’m the best? I know that he’ll write it in my card on Sunday and I’ll be pampered and feel totally loved, but when I’m not there, I wonder if he actually believes it? I don’t care if anyone else thinks I’m the best Mom, but I sure hope HE does! I hope he knows the overwhelming love I feel for him and how much I want the best for him. I hope he feels that I’m genuinely interested in his world and that all my nagging and teaching and being preoccupied doesn’t overpower my affection. And I’m taking a hint from that kid on the school yard, cause this weekend, there’s going to be a mommy-kid battle on the wii! Happy Mother’s Day weekend everyone!