Wednesday, March 22, 2006

"Some" Mothers

Imagine this scene: It's a dark, cold night; a nippy 32 degrees out with snow still on the ground. You pop into the library and notice a toddler in the kids' area. She's got at least three dozen books around her and is actively pulling more down. A box of toys is upended nearby. But her clothes! She's wearing a jumper dress that barely covers her diaper, no socks or stockings, and summer sandals. What kind of mother lets her child go out in the freezing cold in THAT?

Okay, I'll admit it: I do. G wanted to go to the library tonight but she did NOT want to put her stockings back on and she already had her sandals on. So we went. She didn't complain about the cold; she didn't even get goosebumps. She definitely has her father's internal thermometer.

Yes, I am one of "those" mothers that dresses her child poorly in public. I admit it. Remember me when you are trying to decide if it's worth it to fight with your toddler on whether to wear the stockings or not.

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