Mike pointed out to me the lack of attention I’ve given to the mom-related stuff in my writing.
That’s because being a mom is SO easy! Or is it because I don’t pay much attention to them? Or, maybe I just haven’t gotten around to it yet.
Here’s a quickie on my “mom” style: I value my own independence, so I hope to foster that in my children. This doesn’t mean I don’t provide lots of guidance and love, but I am not the mom that enjoys a clingy kid (unless it is for brief periods of time, usually between 7 and 8 pm). Hug and release, please!
I am not (usually) afraid of missing out when I am at work. When I travel, I feel guiltier about leaving Mike alone with the kids than leaving the kids.
I have determined I am not much of a baby person. I LOVE 2 and up! Ask me again when they hit puberty.
I believe I mentioned that my biggest motivation for changing my eating habits and becoming more physically fit was to keep up with my 3 angels, and to be a positive role model. In addition to modeling, I hope to incorporate some opportunities for my children to build their own physical and health esteem (the intellectual stuff is a given, of course!). I’ll be writing some more about activities I am introducing this spring.
We have been struggling with the kids’ activities. We get home at 5:45 every night as it is. They all seem to have little interest in the YMCA’s organized preschool sports. Must keep trying!