Monday, August 2, 2010
Letting her child wander around, naked, and greet strangers. Because clothing, just like combing hair or washing off dirt is fully optional.
The mom that has her child draw all over herself, maybe add the magazine mom's reading to the colouring pages and then finish off by coloring mom's legs too, and then take it all with a smile and start coloring dad together.
Or a mother that lets her kid have icecream before they start dinner - maybe end the meal with some soup and chocolate sprinkles.
The mom that invites all the neighborhood kids INTO HER HOUSE (!) and lets them color and play all afternoon. And then even bakes them waffles.
A mother who STILL nurses her two year old IN PUBLIC, because that's what the two year old wants and that's the way she is comforted best and the way she falls asleep like an angel. Who STILL cosleeps and isn't afraid to say she' d love for it to go on at least a couple of years longer.
The mom that allows her child to empty entire cupboards, even if that mean that it is she who will have to do the explaining and folding and putting back, because allowing is so much better and healthier and less energy consuming than screaming and punishing and it doesn't matter anyway, because tablecloths CAN be refolded and towels CAN be rewashed.
Did you look at her and frown? Wonder how people can just 'let their kids get away with that'?
Did you shrug and think 'some people...'
Well hello, I'm that mom!
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