We all go into motherhood with an idea of what it would be like and what we as mothers would be like.Some of my expectations have needed some adjusting. Thing that I was not expecting have happened, both good and bad.
I was not expecting that my toddler, at two-and-a-half, would already seem to be somewhat embarrassed by me.
I like to dance in the privacy of my own lounge. When I hear one of my favourite songs I just want to bust a move, although I am by no means a good dancer. I have the co-ordination and rhythm of a stick.
But over the last week or more my little man has been telling me, in no uncertain terms, “NO MAMA, STOP DANCING!!” When I happen to bust a move. The look on his face says more than words can express. Previous, he always thought my dancing was funny or would join in and dance with me. Now I am not even allowed to hold his hands or get him to try it with me.
What is happening? Isn’t he a bit small still to be feeling and acting this way towards me?
I thought I had years ahead of me yet before I got “Stop mum, you are so embarrassing”.
But no, it’s happening now already! I am unsure of whether this stage will pass or if it will only increase. But for now I think, I will risk carrying on dancing when I feel happy and the rhythm is good and who knows, he might think I am cool again sometime soon.
How early did your kids start telling you to stop singing or dancing? How did you handle it?