Sep 14, 2009
Does That Make Me a Bad Mother?
So I was listening to the radio this morning and the morning show that we listen to on the way to school had a caller whose mother-in-law used to take a pair of socks, put them in the dryer and sneak into her son's room to lovingly place them on his feet. She did this EVERY. SINGLE. MORNING. of his pre-married life.
Now, I make sure that my children always have clean clothes, healthy food on their plate and a nice home to live in. I do not; however, warm socks for them to wear before their wee toesies hit the floor in the morning. Nor do I pamper them much at all. Does this make me a bad mother?
NO! It makes me a good mother who wants to raise independent, outward thinking little people. If one of the kids is getting out of the bath or shower and a load of warm towels just happens to be finishing up in the dryer, I lovingly take them a fresh towel to wrap up in, but that's just about where the line is drawn.
Good gravy, could you imagine how long THAT would take every morning? Warming socks for them? I respond with a big, fat HA HA!