I think it’s important every now and then to evaluate myself as a parent. One of the ways that I do that is to let the girls pretend to be my mom when we play (sometimes they like for me to take my turn at being the mom too, but I explain we call that “real life” and try to get them to pick up-Game Over after that.)
Observing my daughters play “mom” allows me to get a window into their minds. If they are sweet mama’s then they get that from me.
If they are mean, then they have a skewed sense of reality and need intensive therapy. Of course.
Nina was up first tonight. Overall pretty sweet. Fed me (rocks), gave me water (rocks), and sang to me. When I said I have to go potty, she pointed to the yard and said “Go potty there!” In fairness to her, she isn’t potty trained. I’m not sure what I was expecting. I can respect her thought process and problem solving even if she’s still in diapers for the moment.
I assume her thought process went something like this: Hey, we never play in that lawn. Potty over there and then let’s eat and drink more rocks. I feel like we expect me to say something about liking my drinks on the rocks and not made up of rocks, but I’m going to resist.A window into my daughters' minds. #girlmom Click To Tweet
Sophie was next up. She didn’t sing to me. She fed me and overall was pretty nice. Here is the twist- and there always is with that kid. I asked her if I could wear her lipstick because she asks me all the time. I thought it might be cute for me to use her answer tomorrow morning. (I think cute, she thinks annoying-tomato, potato.) Sophie’s response to me in her best mom excited voice was “Yes, honey you can and I got you a new rope that you can wear around your neck!”
Sooo… I probably won’t be using that answer.
I mean, ok… here’s the deal, there are probably better ways to evaluate parenting. We shouldn’t really think too hard about all this. I never claimed to be an expert. It’s a dumb game anyway.
She probably meant necklace.
Do you ever try to evaluate your parenting skills? Are you doing better than me?