Life is for Living Every Day

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The prettier ‘half’ smiles

 

Mom and son

 

The mom’s the prettier half of this photo … am sure you’ll agree with me (the mom).

NB: My second submission for the #WordPress Photo Challenge ‘half and half‘; my first submission is HERE


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Dear Son, here’s how I know I’m not a good mom

 

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Dear Son

I know you have strong opinions of how life should and should not be and I know you can never understand why I say the things I say. So this letter is just to confirm:

  1. I am not a good mom when I tell you to clean your room.
  2. I am not a good mom when I tell you no, you can’t go to the party.
  3. I am not a good mom when I tell you to stop playing that video game and start studying – now.
  4. I am not a good mom when I tell you to eat your vegetables.
  5. I am not a good mom when I tell you to stop fridge gazing and just take what you want without wasting electricity.
  6. I am not a good mom when I tell you not to eat everything in sight just because it’s there.
  7. I am not a good mom when I tell you not to be rude when sharing your opinions.
  8. I am not a good mom when I tell you not to spend all of your money in one go.
  9. I am not a good mom when I tell you not to forget others who are less fortunate than you are.
  10. I am not a good mom when I tell you I’m not being hard on you, I’m just being your mom.

BUT deep down in your heart you know I’m a good mom because one day you will have your own children, and you will look back on this post and smile, because all of the reasons I’ve noted above (and the ones I haven’t) will become yours – and you will be a GOOD dad.

Love you forever and always

Mom

 XOXOXO

 

 

Read more ‘Mommy’ posts here: 

 

Photo by Gale E

Photo by Gale E

 


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It’s just a matter of doing what we have to do to get by

#girlfriends #friends #Barbados friends

 

Parenting is never easy.  Whether it’s one or two or three children, your authority is challenged, your patience worn thin and words you know you should not use spill out of your mouth and into the atmosphere – seemingly just like that.  Some days you think your mind is going to explode out of your head and you acknowledge that if you have to tell that child to clean his or her room one more time one of you is going to die.   Continue reading