I'm trialing out a new feature over the summer called Mama-ondays. I find that I spend a lot of time researching and finding new activities for the kids that I work with. Then I come home-after 10 hours I'm pretty tired.
I sometimes wish that I was a Pinterest mom and not just a Pint-ther-a-pist. But I also recognize that some of what I am doing is good. For example, my son already knows:
1. He is not number one.
2. Mommy likes alone time.
3. Mommy doesn't like kids who talk all the time even though she is a (his most recent pronunciation): a SPEECH LANGUAGE APOLOGIST.
I am okay with that-in fact I think it's healthy. But it's also pretty fun to spend some time doing field trips or cool crafts or special baths. So on Mama-on-days through the summer-I am going to set a weekly "parenting, house cleaning, organizational" goal. And then the next week, I'll let you know how it went. I'm lying about the housecleaning. That's probably not going to get done.
Here is my parenting challenge for this week: Make it through the walk around the block with the little guy and my dog without saying:
Why are you stopping?
Can you hurry up?
Mommy's ready to make dinner.
This one's going to be pretty challenging. But I think I can do it, maybe.