"Could you make it funnier?"
One avid and vociferous reader of the blog has asked if I could make it more amusing. She feels, perhaps, that it has a tendency to be earnest. This very attentive reader happens to be my own mother. I think her comment reveals as much about her own parenting style as it does about my writing. So this blog, Mum, is for you.
Over the last couple of years of being the parent of a dancer, I have developed several unexpected obsessions. These obsessions then lead to small but significant victories. Here is a list in ascending order of importance; the most urgent preoccupations come last:
Writing this has revealed to me that the socks are more important to me than health and safety. We learn something new every day. I'm not too ashamed; it's the truth after all.
If you fancy writing about your own obsessions and victories in the comment box below, it will help me feel less alone.
Next time, Mum, I'll be returning to my usual mawkish soul-searching self, as I talk about the pressure to be perfect.
1/22/2015 07:24:08 pm
Victories: the weekly meal plan. It seems so insignificant but holy moly do I feel like a super Mum when I've sat down on a Sunday night (usually Monday morning), planned the weekly meals and online ordered them so I save myself the daily last minute grocery shop with two toddlers and an iPad...
Ice Hockey Dad
1/27/2016 06:16:04 pm
Re socks and ballet boy weekly laundry... ever tried those zippered, net fabric laundry bags? You put in the stuff you want washed and dried, zip it closed and it goes into the washer; and then into the dryer. Works great too for delicate stuff that can get all tangled up and wound round and twisted in the spin and tumble cycles, like (expensive) footed tights (especially ones with a pair of elastic band suspender straps sewn to the elastic waist band!) so as to keep them from knotting up. At least they rarely use Velcro hook tape on dance wear, that snags, catches and ruins stretchy fabrics.
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