I am a pretty fun mom. Most of the time.
And so, I have decided to post my Mommy Bucket List and set a rough deadline of 6 months to cross all the following things off. (As you read through these, keep in mind that I REALLY am a fun mom, I just have a hard time with mess and late night acitivties. That all. No biggie...right?!?!?!)
#2 I will allow them to eat an entire cupcake or piece of cake without taking of
#3 While we are on the subject of eating messing things. I will allow my children the pleasure of eating one of their favorite meals, spaghetti, WITHOUT taking their shirts off and wearing a bib. I will also not cut it into tiny little pieces and leave the spaghetti noodles long AND add tons of sauce.
#4 I will provide my children with the opportunity to FULL access to their water table and mud in the backyard. I will NOT monitor the mess they make and/or provide any reminders about trying to "keep things clean". I will also NOT USE the outside hose to "spray" them down afterwards.
#6 I will invite all of Ave & Bryce's friends over, that's a total of 8 children, and throw the most MESSY SUNDAE MAKING PARTY ever! I am talking sprinkles, chocolate sauce, whipping cream, candies, spoons WILL BE optional...the whole MESSY 9 YARDS AND I will not once attempt to wipe hands or faces until they are done enjoying their special treat!
#7 And this is a biggie! I will take my kids to the beach and NOT COMPLAIN. I will get down in the sand with them (cringe) and build sand castles with water and I TOO will come home with sand in every nook and cranny of my body and I WILL NOT COMPLAIN. I. Will. Not. Complain.
So, there you have it. For many, this may seem like a list of "What? Those are some of the basic fun things kids should be allowed to do...you suck as a mom!" AND I couldn't come up with a defensible argument to that point. However, I will say, that I HAVE recognized my weaknesses and I am making a plan to face them head-on!!
Wish me luck because 6 months passes quickly and I think I might give my kids a heart attack if I hit them with all these "off limit" activities in one week...LMAO!