Wednesday, May 23, 2012

I'm Not a Fun Mom

I'm not a fun mom. I'm just not. I read posts about all the fun things that people do with their kids and think: "I wish I was more like that!" (Pinterest, I blame you for this.) I'm just not fun. I'm more of a no-nonsense mom. By the time I pick up the kids after work, it seems like it's almost time for bed already. So there's a little play time, but mostly there's a lot of: Do your homework. Eat your dinner. Get ready for bed. This is not the time for fun, settle down!

But I want to be a fun mom. So I set a goal for myself. Now that summer vacation is here (or will be after school tomorrow), there's a bit more time to work with at the end of each day. Bedtime isn't quite as crucial when they don't have to get up for school the next morning. So I made a list (with assistance from Pinterest) of things to do with the kids this summer. The goal is to check off one activity each day. There are enough on there to last us through the whole summer - with leeway for a couple of days in case someone is sick or something. (See - this is evidence that I'm not a fun mom. Even my fun involves planning and lists and timetables. *sigh*)

So while I'm not naturally a fun mom, I'm going to do my best to fake it this summer.

3 comments:

Tiffany said...

Totally just pinned this, sista! Great list! Nothing too pricey and activities that will satisfy both my kids at the same time. Bravo. :)

taradon said...

Thank you, Tiffany! I worked hard to find things that were a good mix of big activities (for weekends) and small ones (for weeknights). Some just for fun and some that were for learning. And none of them too expensive! (Plus, things that I could enjoy, too, not just the kids. I'm not trying to become a martyr-mom here!)

Rosa Mitchell said...

I guess I'm not a fun mom either. When I looked at the list I just thought that it looked too hard...