I've been doing a lot of thinking about my job as the mom. I am reading a couple of mom books that have really made me think about who I am, and am I the mom I want to be? Then last night I caught the last half of Super Nanny and could see myself (minus all the bad words- yikes!) in that mom.
At one point the mom went outside as the kids were playing, and she sat on the porch to watch. She seemed a little excited about being outside and said to Jo - Wow, I don't usually come outside with the kids, usually my husband takes them to the park , etc. and Jo said - The kids don't want to play with the $2000 worth of outdoor toys, they want to play with you. Who will be the mom if you won't. (So the mom got up and played with the kids.)
I am often "too busy" to play with the kids, or if I do take them to the park, I like to bring a book so I don't get bored. And I feel like I'm doing great as I watch on while they play. But I think Jo might be right - who will be the fun mom, if not me? And when did I stop being the fun mom and turn into the referee?
So, we have almost 2 feet of fresh snow, and it is not too cold or too windy out there, so I am going to bundle up myself and the littles and go play!