There are two schools of thought when it comes to motherhood. We can choose to either be the b*tch or the best friend. I aim to be an appropriate combination of the two. I want to be firm, but fair- and a little fun. Like Albus Dumbledore. Unfortunately, I’m more McGonagall.
This gets magnified when my baby and I are around her grandparents or great grandparents.
So me and my daughter’s family were all at a restaurant last night.
Me, being firm but fair and a little fun: Here’s the kid’s menu and two crayons. Want to color Mommy a picture? 😀
My Daughter: Yeah! *Colors*
Then she drops one of the two crayons. Me, not wanting to deny my belly fruit the luxury of two crayons, bends over and picks up the crayon and hands it to her.
Me: Here you go, you cute little piece of pie. 🙂