"One day when you're a mother, you'll get to make the rules." Oh how I longed for that day!
I was not a rule breaker growing up. In my Chinese American family, rules were very important. Without being the best rule follower, how else could you become the teacher's pet?
Now that I'm a mother, I am the greatest rule inventor in the world. "You can have 2 juices diluted with water a day." "Gummy vitamins come AFTER pjs and medicine, no more discussion!" And recently, "If you break this rule you will have NOTHING YOU WANT FOR THE REST OF THE DAY." I hope that doesn't sound as desperate as I was in actuality.
So, when Circle of Moms asked me for a parenting rule that moms should break, I had to think for a moment. What territory could I cede, without the lunatics taking over the asylum? And then I remembered, that when my children ask for something spontaneous, and I let go of my plans for an evening, unexpected joy can result.
Check out my contribution, and the wisdom of four other Top 25 Funny Moms, here.
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