Trista Sutter Freaks Out After Son Max Wants to “Do Nothing” For a Job (VIDEO)
But it sounds like Trista has had insecurities about her self worth, something partially caused by a surprising comment her eight-year-old son Max once made.
As she explained during her recent TedxVail talk, titled “The Value of YOU,” the 43-year-old asked Max and her daughter Blakesley, 6, what they wanted to be when they grew up. While Blakesley outlined a laundry list of ambitions — dancer, singer, teacher, artist, veterinarian, physical therapist, mom, and more — Max had another idea.
“He looked up at me and said: ‘I want to be like you, Mom. I want to do nothing,’” the Happily Ever After author recalled.
That sent the former reality star into a tailspin, wondering if her son thought less of her for not carrying on a 9-to-5 job.
“Does he think that I do nothing? That I’m just a mom?” she remembered thinking. “And there it was, those three little words: ‘just a mom.’”
And her history on reality TV didn’t make her feel any better. She continued, “Really, I’m most-known for handing out roses on the first season of a reality show called The Bachelorette, where, crazy enough, I met and fell in love with the man of my dreams … and now, I’m just a mom.”
Since that moment, Trista said she’s tried to stop looking down on what she does as a parent, and not avoid the “just a mom” label.
“With a little reflection I have since chosen to believe that in Max’s case, what he said was an incredible compliment,” she concluded. “He saw being just a mom as being happy and fulfilled, giving the phrase the most positive of connotations.”
You go, girl!