I'm a Momma of three beautiful kids: A 5 year old girl, a one year old boy, and a brand new baby girl. The hubs and I are both "Spiritually Eclectic" people who are trying to do the best we can by each other and our kids, our family as a unit, even when it doesn't fit in with the social norm.
What's something about your kid(s) that makes you happy?
I'm happy that my kids ARE. Not that they are anything, just that they are.
What's your most recent kid-related public humiliation?
Bwah ha ha ha, this question cracks me up. I suppose it would be when my five year old informed one of her summer camp teachers that she says, "Damn it! Damn it! Damn it! ALL the time! Just like her Momma!!"
What about contemporary parenting culture pisses you off the most?
The "it's this way because I said so" attitude. One of the things we've been struggling with lately is that we've always tried to go out of our way to explain things to our children. My five year old asks A LOT of questions. It's like her brain never stops turning and I always try my best to answer them in a way that she understands. We had a bad preschool experience a few months ago where her teachers were putting her in time out for asking too many questions. Seriously. She no longer goes there.
Who were you BEFORE you became a parent?
Just before I became a parent I was a nineteen year old girl trying to figure out who she wanted to be, where she wanted to go, and what she wanted to do. At which point I quickly became a scared and pregnant nineteen year old girl who had to grow up. Very quickly.
What are you nerdy about?
Oh jeeze? What am I nerdy about? Me and the hubs are both into RPG's, does that count? I like more of the computer type, but the hubs is all about the old school and dice and character sheets. We frequently attend and host game nights! Terry Pratchett and Discworld. Harry Potter.
I like fantasy novels best, but I'll read just about anything someone sends my way. I like TV. Mostly crime dramas. I love movies too. I like books that are made into movies and I don't usually care if they are "different than the book." Of course, the book is always better, but I don't get offended if the movie doesn't live up to the book or leaves parts out.
Ha. It was me! When I was 19 years old my super awesome boyfriend's sister dropped her daughter off to spend the night in July and disappeared for weeks. She then proceeded to breeze in and out for an entire year. Around Sepember it dawned on me that this kid should really be in school so we had to register her for second grade with no documentation. I can tell you, that was FUN. I was scolded by the principal who let me know that they were "used to more traditional families around here". Sigh. I told him that if it was my family, this wouldn't even be happening, so don't blame me. Good luck with your crazy-in-law!
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