I’m not going all June Cleaver or anything but it seems that our society has re-defined “good mom” so many times that it stretches to include anyone who doesn’t beat their kids or leave them a box of saltines for dinner... hmmm... there are days that I need to stretch the definition almost that much maybe. But as a general rule I like to think that this good mom is the one that is spending some quality time with each of her children making sure they’re happy and well-adjusted.
T and I have been making bread... we’ve pulled off some sweet rolls, cinnamon pull aparts, dinner rolls, etc... Tonight we almost made some lovely eggrolls to celebrate the Chinese New Year... ummm, we'll tell that disaster story later!
W and I have made some great peanut butter cookies, can you believe he’s almost 12 and didn’t know the fork trick! He did at least make an effort to save my waistline - he added chocolate to the mix after the first 2 pans... rendering them inedible to mom... well, except for that one that I picked out the M&M's...
P and I haven't made any food yet but it is on the schedule to make a batch of oatmeal cookies for a cub scout requirement!
H and I have run to Wendy’s to cash in her free frosty certificate - of course my strawberry shake wasn’t free, but it was time together! She's also been trying out her Easy Bake Oven... and a good mom compliments her daughter's efforts right?
M has been begging since Christmas to make “Zoe’s recipe” - a sugar cookie recipe that came with some new doll clothes - so we did.
So, I think the choices are to be a good but "happy sized" mom OR a skinny mom that says No more than my kids want to hear... because as good as it sounds, I doubt my kids are going to be excited about learning to make tossed salad and hummus.