Monday, September 20, 2010

When I grow up, I want to be a...

When skimming through my overflowing Google reader blog subscriptions, I came across an interesting posting on PhD in Parenting. It got me thinking about what kind of mother I want to be. Here's my list so far. I want to be:
  • warm & affectionate; I hope that he enjoys all the cuddling & kisses that I'm currently showering him with for at least a few more years.
  • creative; in how I solve problems, as well as in the crafty/artistic activities I hope to do with my boy & also in the sense of continuing to make things for him (clothing, toys, decorations for his room, etc.).
  • empowered; meaning that I don't just put my child's needs before mine at all costs. I need to take care of myself too. Asking for help from my family, friends & community is part of that & of course, involving Oliver in as much as possible of the work of raising Linnaeus.
  • relaxed; trying not to be too cautious & anxious about every aspect of his life. I think this is possibly going to be one of the hardest things for me to do.
What kind of parent do/would/did you want to be?

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