At this point in my life, I have been a wife and mother for over a year and a homeowner for almost 6 months. I that time, I have organized and executed a move from one house to another, worked an almost full time job and planned a party for my son’s first birthday. And yet I still didn’t feel like an adult.
Well folks, that moment has happened. Growing up I was a huge fan of Peter Pan. It is by far one of my all time favorite stories. I’ve read the book, I’ve seen the plays and the movies. I own 4 versions of the movie on DVD. Peter Pan Live premiered on television last night. As I watched it last night, I was not entirely impressed. I didn’t feel the need to stay up and watch it so I went to bed. When I woke up this morning, I decided to finish watching it with my son.
He sat down in the floor and was mesmerized with it and danced to the songs. Every night I sing Distant Melody to him, and when they started singing it, he turned and looked at me with these big blue eyes like “MOM I know that song” and started rocking back and forth. And then BAM the moment happened. Adulthood has begun. I am a mother with a wonderful son and I have this amazing opportunity to teach him about all the wonderful things I love. I get to experience the first time I discovered something all over again through his eyes.
And that my friends, was the defining moment of when my adulthood began. Peter Pan, the boy who wouldn’t grow up, made me finally feel like a grown up. Peter Pan has, and always will be an integral part of my life.