i hope you don’t turn into that kind of mom

dear world,

i must be saying things out loud in a funny tone because i’ve had two separate people warn me against turning into that kind of mom in the past two days.

instance 1:

we’ve signed V up for gymnastics. while trying to figure out which single day of the week we could make it happen, if we could even make it happen, if we should just wait until summer when MHM is off school, the conversation turned to swimming lessons. i have super fond memories of taking swim lessons every summer. it was part of what summer meant to me. MHM says, i just don’t want her to be over-scheduled. seriously? she’s not actually doing anything yet let alone too many things.

instance 2:

in conversation with nana this morning, i shared with her that V is following in her auntie’s footsteps by taking a gymnastics class. what should a kid wear to gymnastics anyways? leggings and a t-shirt? the website said a leotard or t-shirt and shorts would do. nana says, i hope you’re not going to be one of those moms who runs out to buy a fancy leotard for every activity.  i just wanted to clothe my child appropriately and was hoping nana could pick up a pair of shorts for V while she was out this weekend.

for the record, i want V to play, have friends and not wear the complete wrong thing that would get in the way of either of the first two things. i apparently need to articulate those wishes using different words to make it clear that i’m not that kind of mom. i’ve never done this before. i don’t already know how to do it.

trying to figure it out like everyone else,



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