Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Promise

It's Thursday so that means it is time for Mama Kat's Pretty Much World Famous Writer's Workshop

1.) A Promise

1 a: a declaration that one will do or refrain from doing something specified b: a legally binding declaration that gives the person to whom it is made a right to expect or to claim the performance or forbearance of a specified act

I never used to like making promises...not because I could not keep them (although sometimes I couldn't) more because I did not want to ever have to break one....because I know how it feels when someone makes a promise and then breaks it. You're hurt, rejected, dejected and then angry and least that is what would happen to me...then I'd get back around to feeling like I was not worth a promise....and then I'd be hurt all over again...

So promises make me nervous....when I make a promise or someone makes me a promise.....but I find making promises to Sean and Lucy to be quite easy

I promise to love you unconditionally
I promise I will pick you up from school in the afternoon
I promise I will try really hard not to embarrass you
I promise I will hear you out before rushing to a decision or judgment
I promise I will always be your Mum first and someday, also be your friend
I promise no matter how far away you move, I will not make you feel guilty for doing it (although we could avoid this by you just not ever moving away) and I promise I will come visit
I promise to encourage and support you
I promise you the Red Sox will break your heart but also bring you joy
I promise to give you the foundation and building blocks you need but you have to figure out how to use them
I promise Daddy and I will always do what we can to protect you but we'll not shield you from anything
I promise to always look for monsters under your bed, hold your hand as long as you need me to and snuggle you as long as you want to be snuggled
I promise I will be here for you

I promise to love you unconditionally
I promise to keep the promises we made 5 years ago in front of God, family and friends
I promise I will try to make the bed...once a week
I promise to never make you eat peanut butter
I promise I am happy
I promise I don't care how big our house is how much money we have or what kind of cars we drive, as long as I am with you, I have everything I want and need
I promise I will have "The Talk" with Lucy, you're off the hook
I promise I will someday appreciate Star Trek...ok, no I won't but I will not make fun of your love of it...ok, yes I about I just promise to let you continue to love Star Trek?
I promise to encourage and support you
I promise to stop jumping out around corners and scaring you by yelling Boo! and then laughing hysterically as you pick yourself up off the floor....can I maybe just do it a couple times a month? It makes Lucy and I laugh really hard....
I promise I will forever and always be yours
I promise I will be here for you

The only other promise I’ll make?
Sean and Lucy, I promise I love you more than anything in the whole wide world (even more than my luggage) and I promise I always will

Maria the Mum


  1. What a great idea for a post! But I think you left someone out...what do you promise to YOURSELF??

  2. I loved that...esp. the Red Sox reference. Children never forget when you use the word promise. I rarely use it. Funny how they seem to insert it into to things I've "suggested."

  3. Promises make me nervous too so I rarely make them. I love the one about promising to be a parent first and later on a friend. Love that!


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