I want to be a mother and not a friend. Someone who nurtures and loves yet sets limits and sets an example. Someone who is respected and not feared.
I hope Landon and baby girl (nick name revealed tomorrow! Are you DYING!?), see me as a loving mother, caring wife, creative writer, and all around fun gal!
I want to be present with my kids, not distracted, but able to also break away to take care of myself, spend time with friends, and do my work. I know a balanced life is practically impossible to achieve but, I want to show them they need balance too!
I want to be the kind of mother who is full of surprises, who runs a happy home but doesn't take any lip!
I don't want to spoil my kids but rather expose them to some amazing adventures and inspire curiosity. I want them to be interested and motivated.
I always knew I'd be a mother, and some days I feel like I'm doing a damn good job. Let's hope my kids think so!
If your kids are dying to have a "sleep over" but are too young, try having a pretend one. Invite the friend over and leave the kids with a baby sitter while you and the parents go out for dinner. Let the kids have their sleeping bags and PJ's and go to sleep. When they wake up in the morning asking where their friend is, say they just left!