We had just finished the treasure hunt and we were having a 5 minute play break while I got ready for the next Spring Break Party activity. She leaned against the back of the couch, watching the festivities at hand and said to me: "You're SUCH a good mom, Jule...... you're a better mom than I was when you were his age..." as she glanced towards Thanan and back to me. I had to promptly swallow hard, hug her tightly and say "Noooo.. you are an awesome mom!"
But I could have cried in that moment.
... I still could.