You know you have adoption on your brain when this book catches your attention at the library and you automatically think that the story line is some sort of foster/adopt scenario.
Anyway, “Before I was Your Mother” by Kathyrn Lasky is, instead, a book that is told by a mother, to her daughter.
“You know, I wasn’t always your mother. I used to be a little girl like you. I had a best friend named Ruby and a dog named Eileen and we loved to do silly things together…..I wasn’t always your mother, who knows how to cook and fix broken things. Once, I had legs that didn’t reach the floor. I sat on a stool at the kitchen counter….”
So it got me thinking…..
I wasn’t always your mother, telling you to pick up your Little People.Once, I played with Little People too. My doll house had a yellow roof, and the toilet didn’t flush, but I played with it for hours.
I wasn’t always your mother, telling you not to eat so much raw cookie dough as we roll out sugar cookies together. Once, I ate and baked pie crust scraps when Grandma baked, and Uncle Brian and I always licked the beaters.
I wasn’t always your mother, telling you to “stay on your bed!”. Once, I used to sneak (very quietly) downstairs and watch TV without Grandma and Grandpa knowing it.
I wasn’t always your mother, telling you that this is the last game of Candyland for the night. Once, I played Candyland, Cooties, Chutes and Ladders and Uno with anyone who would sit down with me.
So….you weren’t always someone’s mother. What were you like??