When I was a kid, I thought every mom was supposed to mature, grow up and obey all the rules. Indeed, they did not grin or suppress laughter about the in-joke while trying to correct the child’s misconduct. They were supposed to take things seriously and treat them like adults.
I don’t know what happened, but for some reason I didn’t grow up to be this so new mom anymore, and just say, I-and most of my mom’s friends-turned into The case that proved that was in my neighborhood this week was that mature, serious adult.
One of our lovely neighbors has always put sidewalk chalk in a closed container for all the kids in the neighborhood to draw together. Such a sweet gesture from such a sweet couple. Often children go there and chalk beautiful pictures. Then it rains and wipes the canvas clean to create a new one.
With the exception of one night this week, one work of art was removed because it was inadequate for driveway art, which caught our attention with a post by a group of neighbors on social media. I will let you guess what it was.
When it became clear that I didn’t do it because my girl wasn’t at home all night (thanks to the good)-that is, they didn’t see it either-I can’t help laughing It was. So kids (especially as these kids get a little older) become kids-and if I were an older kid it would have been hilarious. And then I thought of myself, hey, Sarah, you’re too immature to be a mom.
That is, until the text message flies towards me. The mystery of improper art proved to be the entertainment of the night.
Who did it? I must have done it ok. How can I find out that it really was? Was it really well drawn? Did she take a picture? You need to look at the photo. Where is this picture? How would you like to post such a post without a photo?
One mom chimed and said that when the visiting child was in the neighborhood, she was drawn to the driveway and claimed that her innocent daughter was an elephant (I have your only hint).
After literally laughing out loud, I answered immediately. “Thanks to God. As one of the oldest in the neighborhood, we still need to think of it as an elephant. Once you know it, it’s all downhill.”
For a while, messages came and went, and to be honest, I couldn’t stop the crackdown. Not realizing what was actually drawn or what happened completely, my girl began to wonder what I was laughing at. The only reaction I came up with was an elephant.
Eventually, some clues were thrown into the mix and, although unproven, came up with the most likely suspect. As a responsible adult, I kindly sent a message to the zookeeper of the proposed criminal. It had to be dealt with, but let her know the laughter we moms got from it.
And that’s about children. Certainly, there are times when they are completely serious, especially for them. But guys, I certainly hope there are those people who can send text messages to your side and laugh back completely to your teens until your face hurts increase.
Because life is very serious. Becoming an adult is difficult and stressful, raising children is monotonous and can be underestimated. You can easily fall into this humble person who can’t see humor in the hilarious handiwork of Preteen, who seems to have witnessed the laughter coming from someone else doing the same.
You see, I’m not saying it’s right – and perhaps if it were my kid, it would be a completely different story. I was probably regretted. But that night, even if I sent a childish message for a few minutes or laughed with Mom in Hood, I wasn’t the mom who always portrayed her.
And I’m fine with that. In fact, I hope every mom has at least one or two moms and can think of ways that mothers are “anticipated” and escape the pressure and seriousness of being there. increase. Sometimes you need a serious break. Also for moms.
I don’t know, but there may be moments when I’m too immature to be a mother. Maybe I’ve never really grown up. Anyway, I’m grateful to at least a handful of other moms who didn’t.
It is a blessing for mom to know that improper chalk is not her child’s handiwork.
Sarah (Pitson) Shrader was born and raised in Lima. She is a graduate of Lima Central Catholic and Tiffin University. Sarah is a full-time working mom and enjoys writing about her somewhat crazy and always adventurous life as a mother. She lives in Bus Township with her daughters and writes inspiration for Mayley and Reagan.
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