Kids nowadays seem to have different notions of love. What with the influence of social media, everybody seems to want to be in the spotlight.
What once was a way to show a gesture that you care for the person you are asking to the prom or the homecoming dance has now become the ultimate playing field. Promposals became a battle of who put the most
effort money and who got the most likes on Instagram.
This is what this amazing Mom blogger pointed out on her post. It’s incredible how Amy Betters-Midtvedt who runs the blog Hiding in the Closet with Coffee was able to show the world what love is in just one simple photo.
Amy posted this photo of her husband who seemed to be entering a supermarket. Though it is not that apparent in the photo, Amy said her husband, Todd, was smiling. She named the post “This is what your knight in shining armor looks like in your 40’s”
She seemed to be talking to the younger generations who have vague interpretations of love.
“Listen up young ones.
This is what your knight in shining armor looks like when you are in your 40’s.
Yes, that’s my amazing husband who is arriving on the scene with his credit card because what you can’t see is me, standing next to a cart super full of groceries that I couldn’t pay for because I couldn’t find my wallet.
Not sure you can tell, but he’s smiling at me. Yup…he had to leave work and he is smiling. His only words of admonishment were, “You’re not supposed to be grocery shopping I said I’d go this week.”
Young people, this is what love looks like when you’re old and it’s ridiculous how awesome it is.”
Amy and Todd were high school sweethearts, now they are happily married with 5 kids. Amy them proceeded in describing what love is for her.
“Young people, this is what love looks like when you’re old and it’s ridiculous how awesome it is.
Love also looks like me coming downstairs to a full pot of coffee every morning because coffee is love.
Love looks like all the lunches being made already so I can enjoy that aforementioned cup of coffee.
Love looks like someone washing the dishes while his wife catches up on This is Us while plopped on the couch not helping at all.
Love looks like a super patient dad doing the 5 year old’s homework with him every morning so I can get to work on time.
Love looks like running to the store before bed after your wife has forgotten to buy milk because you know the morning will be easier if we can serve up some cereal.”
Now we see how deserving Todd is, for the affection that Amy is letting us know.
But apparently, the post is not to brag about her husband (which we would understand even if she did), but to tell the young ones what love really is. Hint: It’s not the big teddy bears and the chocolates and the Instagram-worthy promposals!
“Young people, listen.
Do not be fooled by big, showy promposals and giant cards with candy bars glued to them with some cute saying or by your name spelled in pepperoni by a boy who’s asking you to homecoming.
That isn’t the stuff that lasts and let’s be honest…moms are totally helping them with those things.
Watch how he treats you when Instagram isn’t looking.
And that my friends is true love.”