Friday, May 17, 2013

I'm The Lucky One

Last weekend, Aiden and I had the pleasure of joining the Ugg Australia team at their flagship store in NYC's Upper East Side. They have such a cute and stylish spring/summer children's line, and Aiden and I were able to check 'em out and try 'em on.

I couldn't resist the Johney Shark kicks because they are absolutely adorable, and luckily, Aiden loved them too. They caught his eye and it was love at first sight.

Like mother, like son.

Afterwards, we enjoyed a private tour of the Central Park Zoo, thanks to Ugg Australia. While at the zoo, Aiden made it a point to blurt out every answer (whether wrong or right), talk out of turn (more often than not), and say whatsoever was on his mind (with no filter).

At first, I was busying myself with correcting him.  

Use your inside voice. 

Look him in the eye when you're speaking to him. 

Use your walking feet. 

So you're just gonna talk out of turn and blurt out all the answers? Really? REALLY?!

Then something inside me clicked. And I just stopped. And took a step back. And realized that Aiden is already polite and already well-behaved.

I don't need to be so concerned with raising a good kid that I forget I already have one. (Thanks for the reminder, Glennon Melton.)

Aiden is curious and excited about life and learning and seeing new things. Those are the exact qualities that I want my son to have. He's also sweet and kind and caring and thoughtful. Those are the character traits that I want my son to have.

While Aiden may talk out of turn every now and then, he's awesome and full of life. He's not satisfied with the status quo. I can already tell that he's going to be a mover and a shaker and a dreamer and a doer.

Heck, he already is.

Even though his other parent is not around, he's shown resilience and perseverance. He's grown so much and embraces life with such passion and excitement. Everyday he teaches me the importance of loving what I do and doing what I love. He teaches me how to brush things off, learn lessons, and move forward. 

People often tell me how lucky Aiden is to have me as his mother. Truth is, I'm the lucky one. I'm the one who's blessed with such a really special boy.

Everyday that I have the pleasure of being called his mother is a really special day.

{Disclaimer: Event attendees received a gift bag and a pair of shoes. All opinions expressed herein are my own.}


  1. I am brought to tears by your post. You are such an awesome mom(by the words in your post).It is so refresheshing to see a young mom doing what seasoned moms have been doing for years. Keep up the great work. Aiden looks like he is loved and cared for and will be a great asset to his community and family.

  2. What a good little boy! And so stylish, too. :) I wasn't aware of the non-boot items Ugg made for kids. Thanks for the info!

  3. What a sweet post. You're both beyond blessed. Thanks for the reminder that sometimes kids will be... kids!


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