I have to admit this really struck a chord with me. Her definition is a little different than I first thought it would be. A little more like me. If you agree with my definition of "Scary Mommy", and therefore MYSELF, please comment!
- I teach them self-reliance by allowing them to make their own breakfast while I sleep in.
- I sometimes just let them "fight it out."
- Long, bone-crushing hugs are therapeutic.
ForcingEncouraging my children to read isn't actually killing them.
- My 4 oldest kids have all changed diapers of the 3 youngest. Even the boys! I know, it could cause a revolution!
- I decided to homeschool all 7 of them. This means I'm actually teaching 5 kids this year. (Maybe more - do you think a 2-year-old can learn the multiplication tables?)
- I allow and even encourage my children to sing and pray ON the MICROPHONE at the prayer room!
- I sometimes cry after yelling at my children.
- I get a little irritated when they all crowd around me and talk at the same time.
- Time and conversation with my husband (their father) comes first!
- I went out today wearing sweats, t-shirt, scrunchie, flip-flops. No make-up. Fabulous sunglasses.
- I don't actually care if my 5-year-old still sucks his fingers when he goes to sleep, as long as he actually sleeps!
- My kids do chores. I know - it's a crazy concept. Even the littlest picks up toys. (Before joyfully tossing them around the room once more.)
- Lastly, and maybe the scariest mommy thing to do, I sing and dance in PUBLIC!