Sunday, March 13

Just like Mum

Do you want your daughters to be JUST like mum? As a daughter did you want to be just like your mum? Are you just like your mum? Or the complete reverse? More than likely it is somewhere in between. Recently I have found myself pondering a lot over such questions. That and thoughts about role models.

Essentially as mothers we are also role models to our children. We tend to spend so much time worrying about outside role models (peers, celebrities, teaches) and the influence they have on our children that we may not always stop and look at the example that we are setting.

Recently I have been taking the time to think about the example that I set for my girls and I must admit there are times when I have not been happy with what I see. Thankfully though I have the good sense to not beat myself up about it too much. Instead I am going to turn it into a positive and change for the better.

And really at the end of the day it is all for the better. Spending less time on a computer and more time outdoors being active is a good thing. Trying a little harder to maintain tidyness is good thing and when I know I am on top of the clutter I am sure I will have more success in getting the girls to pick up after themselves. Right now it is rather difficult to enforce a 'everything has a home' policy when there are no homes for a lot of things.

Speaking of which I guess I had better get off of here and get started!