The Basics are All They Want
The film “Tully,” starring Charlize Theron, shows how motherhood can be frustrating, tiring and depressing. It’s an honest portrayal of a mom’s struggle to care for her three small children, husband and self. The conclusion of the film: we overcomplicate motherhood, the basic, the everyday routine. While the daily grind seems mundane, it’s the most important offering we can give children. It’s stability. We don’t need fancy tools, devices or instruments to love, grow and develop children; all children need and want is us. Us is as simple as a hug, holding a child, eye contact, or an ear. So simple, yet so profound and we, as a society, filled with technology, speed and a mantra of “being busy” have moved so far from what we need to give our children.