the power of motherhood

     So I was just having a margarita with my friend, Amy, who is a mother of 5.  Her four year old boy has 3 older sisters.  My friend says to me, “Kathryn, my son is talking a lot about wanting to be a mother.  I think I need to talk to him about the importance of manhood.  I’ve got to help him see that being a boy is a good thing.”
    Then she pauses and unsolicitedly offers her theory of why he is so desiring to be a mother: “I think he wants all the power.  He sees me and he assumes, ‘If I am a mother, I’ll have lots of power.'”
       Now that is a woman after my own heart!