- Doesn't have a TV to entertain 4 kids all day?
- Actually 'plays' with their kids to keep them 'entertained'?
- Doesn't go out for supper every night of the week?
- Actually makes meals for my family....
- Eats with their kids.
I all but got the 'Mother of the Year' award when this person found out we have 4 kids and NO TV!
Them: "How in the world do you entertain 4 kids?"
Me: "Uh, we play games, read books, play with toys, do projects...."
Them: "Oh, so you run a daycare 'school'?"
Me: "Well, some days it feels like it with 4 kids, but no. I do those things with just my own children."
Them: "Wow! That's incredible! You must eat out alot, if you do all that with them."
Me: "Actually we don't eat out too often. I probably go thru drive-thru once a week. We don't eat out with all 4 kids too often. So I cook supper for my family every night!"
Them: "Unbelievable. You are a "Wonder Mom"!! Can I have you come speak to some other Mom's I know?"
By this time I'm getting pretty annoyed by this person. I must admit, I did get a little 'puffed up', by being dubbed as "Super Mom" of the year. Yet I really don't do anything so out of the ordinary. Or at least I don't think so. Isn't it normal to play with your kids, make them food....?
I'm not writing this to get applauded for 'all' that I do for my kids. Because to me it's just part of being a mother (and its something I love to do). I know at times I grumble about the never ending laundry, or the mess that kids make.. yet deep down I really don't mind. I'm just sad that for some, this is not the case. What a sad, sad day it is, when your kids are actually another 'job' for you!