Sep 12, 2012

Mom is...

Today was a typical day around here...maybe just a little crazier. {that means it was VERY CRAZY}.

Archer was definitely "testing" how far he could go, how many times I would warn him, would I follow through, and on and on.

So, after a {very annoying} trip to Target, I told him that when he got home, he was to go into his room and not say anything to me until I came in and talked to him.

He got on his computer. {No, it's not a real computer. It's a V-tech one.}

From his room I hear him yell, "Moooooom, how do you spell 'mom is'?" I tell him {hesitantly}.

This simple question led to a lot of thinking for me...What was he writing?  Am I mean? Am I in a bad mood? Am I unfair? Am I a "no fun" mommy?

After a few minutes, I went to go check on what he was typing.


"mom is 35 mom loves archer." 

I have to admit I was relieved when I saw this; however, I was still thinking {about 2 things}...

{1} What kind of mommy am I? Do my kids feel valued? Do they feel like they're walking on egg shells around me? Am I too strict? Am I fair? ...on and on. 

I AM {what} in his eyes? 

but then also got to thinking...

{2}  How resilient kids are. How structure makes them feel safe. How when they know their expectations...they also know their consequences. How smart they are.  ...on and on. 

So, I am going into another crazy day here {because those are the only days we have}. They are good crazy, though, because I wouldn't change it for a thing. I want to go into today with the thought of...

Who am I to my kids? I don't need to be their best friend, but I do want to be a good mommy. 

A mommy who is kind. 
A mommy who is fair.
A mommy who is loving.
A mommy who is not reactive.
A mommy who is patient.

...and, yes, I am a mommy who is 35 and a mommy who loves Archer. 


5 comments:

CHASE & CHASE said...

You are all of the positives you said above. Have a wonderful crazy day!

Tiffany H. said...

Sweet--both what Archer wrote on his computer and what kind of mommy you want to be.

Coach Factory said...

louboutin, louis vuitton outlet online, louis vuitton handbags, prada handbags, nike air max, air max, coach outlet, michael kors, ralph lauren, air max, coach outlet store, burberry outlet online, true religion outlet, michael kors handbags clearance, louis vuitton, tiffany and co, michael kors, ray ban sunglasses, ray ban, michael kors outlet online, ray ban sunglasses, tory burch outlet, nike roshe run, chanel handbags, michael kors outlet online, gucci outlet, michael kors outlet, oakley sunglasses, longchamp outlet, nike free, true religion, jordan shoes, cheap michael kors, coach purses, air jordan, polo ralph lauren outlet, kate spade outlet, nike air max, true religion jeans, louboutin, nike shoes, oakley sunglasses, oakley sunglasses, polo ralph lauren outlet, coach factory, louboutin,

Coach Factory said...

nike free, oakley pas cher, north face outlet, herve leger, air max, celine handbags, burberry, hermes, reebok outlet, louis vuitton, nike air max, hollister, bottega veneta, mulberry, juicy couture outlet, p90x3, hogan, north face jackets, michael kors, louis vuitton, ferragamo shoes, new balance shoes, karen millen, abercrombie and fitch, nfl jerseys, insanity, supra shoes, hollister, mcm handbags, converse shoes, wedding dresses, chi flat iron, birkin bag, beats by dre, rolex watches, soccer shoes, lancel, marc jacobs, ralph lauren, vans, montre pas cher, valentino shoes, mont blanc, timberland, soccer jerseys, ray ban pas cher, yoga pants, lululemon, asics gel, ghd

Coach Factory said...

ralph lauren, canada goose, ray ban, canada goose outlet, oakley sunglasses cheap, ray ban outlet, louboutin, canada goose, cheap oakley, oakley sunglasses outlet, tn pas cher, oakley vault, rayban, oakley outlet, discount oakley sunglasses, canada goose outlet, ugg boots, ugg boots, oakley sunglasses cheap, cheap sunglasses, oakley sunglasses outlet, ugg, oakley sunglasses outlet, ray ban, ugg boots, canada goose, oakley vault, cheap oakley sunglasses, oakley, jimmy choo, oakley sunglasses cheap, canada goose, moncler outlet, cheap sunglasses, cheap oakley sunglasses, moncler, oakley vault, gucci, moncler, oakley outlet, cheap sunglasses, cheap oakley sunglasses, oakley outlet, moncler