Thursday, May 23, 2013

Parenting Styles

I am truly the best parent ever.  We all know that.  However, even I know that times are changing, and with those times, my mothering must change, too, in order to remain effective. 

I came to that conclusion the other day, after studying some stellar mothering techniques on the television [actually, on the Netflix and DVD player].  It was a parental epiphany, if you will.

As my daughter is growing, I know that I can't mother her the same way I did when she was a tiny thing, sitting on my lap and reading stories.  No, those days are long gone, and I need to move forward.  I need to look beyond my former role models in parenting and forge ahead into a brave new world of being an older mom.

Once I distilled my mothering style, I texted my decision so the girl would have fair warning and the husband would know what was coming:

 This? Is why I love my kid.


  1. Come this Sunday when I can start viewing episode 1 of 15, nobody bet not call me FO' NOTHIN'. OMG I can't wait to see Buster.

  2. A fan of both 30 Rock and Arrested Development?! You rock so very hard. Enjoy season two of AD. Hopefully Netflix can handle the network traffic on Sunday.

  3. I love Jason Bateman on AD. I know it has nothing to do with your post on parenting styles, because who can think about parenting when Jason is on screen --- he's so damn hot.

    Although come to think of it, I just realized I've often told my girls while we were watching AD that Jason B. is tots cute, and that if they could end up with a guy like that, they'd be lucky. So I think that does count.

  4. Total awesomeness. Our tastes tend to diverge when it comes to TV but Arrested Development is in the sweet spot of our venn diagram. Yay! I CAN'T WAIT FOR THE NEW EPISODES.

  5. Or Livia Soprano? Nah, that'd be too harsh. Haven't watched new AD yet. But am psyched.
    Q for Christine Siracusa: "the sweet spot of our venn diagram" is a euphemism for clitoris, yes? PS: Sunny, how I miss ya.


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