Ordinary Words Between a Mother and Her Sons



Stairs squeaking.

Mommy, I wake up.

You woke up? Hi my love, how was your nap?


Would you like a snack and some milky?

I bubble water.

“Bubble water, please mommy”, I remind him.

Please, bubble water.

Ok, my love. What do you want to watch?

I watch rocket.

“Rocket please mommy”, I remind him.

And so goes the conversation with my son Mason, my almost 2 and 1/2 year old. It amazes me how much my boys have grown and developed in such a short time. My twins definitely have a language all their own, but I feel lucky that most of the time, I can understand them.

Most of all I love that we now have conversations :)

I love when Cameron says to me, “Mommy, I come” as he grabs my hand and walks with me to do a certain errand. It completely melts my heart (except when I am in a hurry to get something done) 😉

Stairs creaking.

This time it’s me coming down the stairs after changing into a dress. Mason looks up at me and says:

 “Pretty dress, Mommy”

 Those three words may be the best compliment I have ever received in my life. Completely spontaneous and from my little son, just mastering the language.

With this language explosion, also comes their love of music. When I ask the boys what they want to sing, Cameron’s response is almost always, “Baa, baa” (aka Baa baa black sheep). Mason’s favorite is probably the ABC song.

Boys, I love you. I love how sweet you are to each other. I love how you remember to say please and thank you most of the time, how you say “bless you” when someone sneezes, and how you say, “Are you okay brother?” when the other one is crying.

May you always be as sweet and kind. May you continue to melt my heart, with your precious moments.

I am so thankful to be your mommy.

Mason, you are such a fun boy, full of laughter and energy. My favorite thing about you right now is how you always take time to smell the flowers, no matter what you are doing. It’s always a reminder for me to stop and enjoy the little things in life.

Cameron my favorite thing about you right now is your kisses and cuddles. You don’t give them too often, so when you do, especially spontaneous ones, I just love it. You remind me not to take things for granted.

Thank you for the lessons you teach me.

Be patient,  as I learn to be a wonderful mommy to you.

 I have the best, most caring role model as a mom, and you are lucky to have her as a Grammy. Your other Grammy is so patient and creative with you. Your wonderful aunts shower you with love and attention. Learn from these strong, amazing women in your life. Together we will teach you the softer side to being a strong man.

Love you my sweet boys. I am honored to be your mommy.


Happy Mother’s day!

About Twin Mom

34 year old, born in a small steel town in South Africa, now living in a large Steel City in the US. Mother of twins and loving every moment.
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30 Responses to Ordinary Words Between a Mother and Her Sons

  1. PT says:

    Wonderful sentiment Leigh, our kids can teach us so much!

    • Twin Mom says:

      I would never have thought this before becoming a mommy – it’s great! Thanks for commenting PT.

  2. Mollygram says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to all. That is a beautiful tribute, Leigh. xo

  3. Yetunde says:

    Happy mothers’ day Leigh

    • Twin Mom says:

      You too Yetunde! Hope you and your wonderful girls are doing well. Can’t wait for you to return to the blogging world.

  4. Happy Mother’s Day to you, Leigh. Your boys will one day realize how very special these moments are.

  5. Clare says:

    What a very beautiful blog! It certainly brought tears to my eyes. You are an amazing Mum to your beautiful children, and they are really blessed to have you as their Mum. Good job, and very well done. X

  6. Twin Mom says:

    Thank you Mommy xoxox Love you

  7. Christianna says:

    Seriously, an absolutely beautiful and inspiring blog! You’re such an amazing mom! Cameron and Mason are so lucky to have you as their mom.

  8. Lexie Lane says:

    Awww… this is so sweet Leigh. Makes me so gooey inside! Happy Mother’s Day mamakins!

    • Twin Mom says:

      Lexie, hope you were spoilt rotten – I know you need some relaxation!!

      • Lexie Lane says:

        Actually, my husband really surprised me! I absolutely couldn’t believe it! We went on a nice dinner on the boardwalk and a boat ride! It was so neat! The dolphins were swimming right next to us! It was really an amazing sight!

  9. OUPA says:

    Happy Mothers Day to all. You are a wonderful mom Twin Mom

  10. This is such so sweet to read! Your boys are wonderful! And your conversations make me so excited to hear my son make some conversation with me…He’s only 2 years old and 2 months.

    • Twin Mom says:

      Kristine, it is the most beautiful thing when they start talking to you – even when it is just you that understands them :)

  11. Sista says:

    Sista people out there may think that I am just a little biased as you are my sister, but I truly believe you to be a very patient Mummy, just like Mum was with us (can’t believe you called Mum Mommy). Every day I see you with your boys not only do I see them both growing into their own individual personalities, but I too see you grow. Thank you for being my best Sista, and for being the best Mum you can be for your boys. I feel truly blessed. I love you, and a happy belated Mother’s Day.

  12. Christy says:

    Happy Mother’s Day to a wonderful mom and friend. Thank you for sharing your babies with me, they are so adorable.

  13. Happy Mothers Day, Leigh! Your boys are growing up so fast! :)

  14. rhonda says:

    Love this so very much. I love the pictures, but wow – I felt the love in this post. Reminds me so much of my little one and my older at this age. “Pretty dress” is just priceless. Love this. Thanks so much for sharing. Happy belated Mother’s Day to you, too

  15. Such a lovely tribute to your kids:) You are a special Momma indeed.

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