Reversal of roles
Last night my mom performed at a piano recital.
She is a great pianist and piano teacher and I love seeing her perform. I hadn't had a chance to do it in a long while because we lived far away and many of these concerts took place at odd hours. But now we live close by and even though I had a business event last night, I left early, ran to get flowers and then to see my mom play.
I sat next to my dad, we were both nervous and glowing. And I realized something -- I felt the way I do when I see my daughter perform in her little ballet class or at a performance at school. It was really neat (I sound like I'm from the 80s) to have this feeling while watching my mom - kind of fun reversal of roles.