One Mom’s Journey from Fat to Skinny to Confident


“I Like Talking to You”

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That’s what the 10-Year-Old said while educating me on the gun choices in Rainbow Six Siege. It was a long day and I just got done putting the 5-Year-Old to bed. I was oversaturated, exhausted and just done. All I wanted to do what veg out with my laptop and the Food Network, but before bed I asked him to empty the dishwasher.

He complained about it, for a minute, as he always does. Then he started chit-chatting, rattling off character names and game strategy. Frankly, it all sounded Chinese to me. I looked over at him, closed the laptop and tried to focus on what he was saying.

That’s when he said, “Oh, are you working?

Yeah, but it’s OK.

Good, because I like talking to you.” he said, and then continued right where he left off.

I’m surprised I didn’t burst into tears right in the moment because it’s making me tear up a little now just thinking about it.

Sometimes when I’m in the trenches, getting up early and dragging my butt to the gym, juggling what feels like a million balls in the air throughout the day, coming home and making a mess while cooking dinner,  I wonder if all the effort is worth it.

I like talking to you.

Although nothing to do with my choices to live a healthier life per se, those 5 words were my reward for making, what sometimes can be, the harder choice.

It was a nice pat on the back.


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    April 5, 2016

    Love this! As a mom those are the best words in the world. :)


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    April 6, 2016

    LOVE this!


    April 6, 2016

    My 15 is the same way, we are one of blessed ones to have a child that feels this way


    April 6, 2016

    Those are some of the best words a mother can here. Way to be present to get to experience that and for it to actually happen.


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    Patricia Bovell

    April 6, 2016

    Way to go. Not only you are their mom, you are also their best friend in the whole world. Good job, mom!


    April 6, 2016

    Thanks for sharing this, Roni. This can be so easy to forget when we are busy, and a great reminder to slow down! :)


    April 6, 2016

    Wow, now you’re making ME tear up :) That is amazing and totally makes it all worth it. You are truly and amazing mom, just in case you haven’t heard this before. Have an awesome day!


    April 6, 2016

    it’s so ironic that my 10 year old son said this exact phrase to me moments ago. Truth be told, I was only half listening while he was chatting away but it convicted me to do better. These moments will only last so long and then I’ll be hoping he’ll call to chat with me one day. Thanks for reminding us what matters.


    April 6, 2016

    This is making me about to burst into tears too! Sweetest words ever.


    April 8, 2016

    Treasure that.