Saturday, April 2, 2016

Crappy Mom?

I posted the broccoli pop April Fool's Day college on my business Facebook page yesterday and a new commenter called me a crappy mom. 
The commenter is right in that I tricked 4 little kids, recorded me making the baby cry, then gave them candy with breakfast. Now I need to do something to be an awesome mom to counter it. (I was thinking playing LDS General Conference bingo with candy and craisins. Hm. I might rethink this...) 
Now, I am nursing my almost 2 year old
and checked my email and saw this article. 
I had my 3 other kids come in so we could read it together. It was Eiring's home teaching message for the month. It prepped us to focus on doing homework and studying and finding our to do lists from this weekend's conference talks. Better-than-crappy-mom even though we slept in until 8:30 when Steven had been up helping his brother move. He later dropped off a car seat to his cousin. I did zero service for others today. I did clean the living room, Tyler/Julia's room, and the pool
as well as made some bracelets for the Young Women.
Steven went shopping for us AND got a card and gift for his nephew's birthday tomorrow. Then he sat with us and our whole family was calm for both general conferences today. (We did end up doing conference bingo with candy and Craisins.) Steven had of course but those for me also.
Tyler and Julia did projects. 
Then Steven took the boys to the Rowdies Den for dinner and to a Rowdies game with all of the crews.
He is awesome so maybe our kids will be all right despite their crappy mom. :) 
(Is it sad that I feel accomplished because I read books with Julia and let her watch her Nemo and Diego a little bit and played Ring Sround the Rosies until I was literally dizzy and had to lay down and then let her play on my feet and gave her a bath and her medicine and brushed and floss her teeth and even used my scaler on her before getting her in bed by nine? Because I do :)

1 comment:

Aunt Kat said...

That last paragraph is definitely not sad. The photo of her pure joy playing on your feet proves that you are a good mom. And you're a particularly wonderful mom for teaching your kids that flossing is important before they're even two years old!!! You get lots and lots accomplished, and it's awesome that you are married to a man who gets lots and lots done too -- and you don't have to feel less accomplished because he was the one doing some of the things that made your accomplishing possible. Haha, I don't know if that makes sense. But I think you're amazing, and a great mom, and give LOTS of service, and accomplish a TON. I also think the broccoli pops was funny, but just watch out for when your kids are old enough to do pranks on you if you're opening the door for that now! Oh, and I love that your baby gets to nurse so long. That's DEFINITELY a good mom. Doesn't the surgeon general recommend until age 2, and yet probably like 1% of babies actually get to nurse that long?