Balancing Motherhood On My Toes

toes    Sitting in the massage chair today getting a pedicure with my daughter beside me, I received a complement.  “Are you two friends?” asked the woman scrubbing my feet.  I said yes with a smile.  Then I said and we are also mother and daughter.

“Oh you look so young!” she said with a gleam in her eye and dreams of a big tip.  But, I wasn’t taken in by anyone thinking I look as young as my daughter.  However, I loved the complement that we are friends, because we are.

Maybe it is because we grew up together.  When you become a mother a few days after your 20th birthday, you are still a child, no matter how mature you THINK you are.  But, we made it.  I learned to be a mother as she learned to be a little person.  We grew together.

We talked today about a potential bucket list, maybe Key West someday to visit Hemmingway’s home.  Something the husbands would not enjoy. She is my biggest fan and a good critique partner telling me when a story does and does not work.

We still adore getting together and having a pedicure, trying a new restaurant with interesting salads the boys would never touch and just enjoying each other’s company.  She is still my best friend.


About peggylchambers

Peggy Chambers calls Enid, Oklahoma home. She has been writing for several years and is an award winning, published author, always working on another. She spends her days, nights, and weekends making up stories. She attended Phillips University, the University of Central Oklahoma and is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Enid Writers’ Club, and Oklahoma Writers’ Federation, Inc. There is always another story weaving itself around in her brain trying to come out. There aren’t enough hours in the day!
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3 Responses to Balancing Motherhood On My Toes

  1. Sue Slaght says:

    I often get a similar reaction from people when hanging out with my kids. Wonderful to have these daughters as our friends now isn’t it? 🙂


  2. You are blessed indeed, Peggy – and so is your daughter!


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