I was tagged by Mrs. Chicken for Kristen’s Real Moms meme. I had to think about this one for a little bit, and then settled on this:
Oh sure, Cordy could have brought that box of cereal over to me in order to get a snack. (Note: even though she’s still in [mismatched] PJs, she had already had breakfast that morning.) But instead, I told her to open the box herself, and after a minute of trying to figure it out, she got the box open and found her own way to the frosted goodness inside.
And while I love my daughter dearly, and gladly do many things for her, having her do something on her own without whining at me to do it for her? That is progress, and a sign of being a real mom. Real moms teach their kids how to do things on their own. It’s part of growing up, and it doesn’t hurt that it means we have a little more time for ourselves, too. After all, it’s not all noble sacrifice.
This week I was also awarded a Thinking Blogger award by Mrs. Chicky.
It feels rewarding to know that my words are making others think and, hopefully, grow as a result. I suppose it’s possible I just make people think about all of the bad writing out there, but I’d like to think it’s more than that.
As goes the award, you must give when you receive. And so I’d like to bestow the award on a few more bloggers who often have me pondering their posts for days, or sometimes just nodding my head furiously until my neck hurts:
Enjoy the award, folks!
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