Sometimes I feel like a bad mom. Of course there are times when I lose my temper with the boys, or say "no" to one more story at bedtime. But what mom doesn't periodically do those things? They make me a human, not a bad mom. ... I feel badly that there are things Alex hasn't experienced yet because of my lack of energy over the past couple years. To my knowledge he's never made a snowman, or been to a zoo. And until yesterday, he had never been to story time at a library or book store.
A girlfriend suggested that we meet at Barnes and Noble for Alex and her boys to play at their train table, and of course for us to hang out. Unfortunately I was having a low energy morning, and even the coffee energy (Starbucks - yumm!) didn't last long in my system. So, not too long after she showed up I hit tired. But, Alex had a blast even though I wasn't highly talkative!
But what was even more exciting (for me, anyway), was that they had story time while we were there. Alex loved hearing the two stories - both about bunnies. It is almost Easter, after all!
So, thank you Beth, for helping to make me a better mom. I can now cross something off the long list of things Alex should have experienced by now, but hasn't. Guess sometimes it does take a village (or at least some good friends) to raise a child!
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