‘Little Things’ Moms Do Might Not Seem Like Much, But They Add Up

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Whole World – A Story About Moms

Whole World  – Moms come in all shapes & sizes, but they’re pretty easy to recognize because they’re the ones who teach you stuff all the time about how to be in the world

& sometimes that sounds a lot like: chew with your mouth closed, sit still. stand up straight, be polite, Look them in the eye.

& sometimes it seems like that sort of thing doesn’t add up to a whole lot.

Until the day you feel the soft ache of love in your heart that makes you take care with a friend who hurts or when you look in a stranger’s tired eyes

& you stop & smile. Or when you listen to the ABC song for the thousandth time & you laugh & say ‘again’

& suddenly you understand that is the real thing moms do

& it adds up to the whole world.

Whole World reminds us that there’s no formula for being a parent, but that all those little decisions we make each day really add up to something much bigger than ourselves. Brian Andreas is a writer and artist at StoryPeople.