Thursday, March 5, 2009
Robyn As Mom
1. Sometimes I guard my children's diets. I want them to eat healthy, balanced meals. And then sometimes I make sure they eat their cookies.
2. Sometimes I guard my children's safety. We hold hands crossing streets and keep toxic cleaning solutions at bay. And then sometimes I catch them rummaging in my sewing drawer examining my pin cushion.
3. Sometimes I guard my children's learning. This week we've been working on kite cookies and paper kite decorations. And then sometimes I think maybe I should actually show them a real kite...or even better...make one to fly! Now why was that an afterthought?
4. But lately, I've realized I'm seriously committed to guarding my children's play. If Andrew spends all morning building "The City of New York" with his blocks I go to extreme measure to keep Baby-zilla (um, Isaac) from knocking the whole thing down. Setting up a blockade of furniture? Done it. Diving across the dining room to catch the Eager Destroyer? Yes. Providing Isaac-free time and space for Andrew's urban renewal projects? Absolutely.
I guess we all have our strengths.
Yummy Honey White Bread. oh my goodness. ;)