As a writer, I want to document just about every thought that pops into my head, and since the main portion of my day consists of saying, "No!" about 300 times, and listening to the words, "kerker" (a.k.a cracker) and "coo-kee" approximately the same amount of times I say "no," I thought it might be a bit hysterical to share the highlights of what it means to be a mom who has to have incredible discipline in order to teach it.
Besides my writing background, back in my big-hair days I was a mother to a gorgeous little boy, Joshua. This Saturday, October 8, 2011, he will be turning 26 years old. When Josh was little, I wanted to be an elementary school teacher, but somehow ended up working part time as a preschool teacher while I attended college.
Today, as Josh is soon turning 26, the latest addition to my family (besides my husband of four years, my two cats of six years, and my dog of sixteen years) is this amazingly brilliant
This blog is a fun way to share those challenges with you. If you're a mom, they will encourage you, enlighten you, and hopefully make you feel better about your own parenting woes. You will, quite literally, grab your child and kiss him or her with pure delight that you have it somewhat easier, because I know some of you do. You know how I know? Josh was one of those special kids that never back talked, never threw temper tantrums, and when you told him “no” once, he got the message loud and clear. Josh was the reason I decided I’d give motherhood another chance at my age. I thought I’d have it made in the shade. As an experienced mom of an already fully functioning adult, this time around should be easier. You'd think so, right?
Let’s find out…