I was prompted to write this article by a friend’s post on Facebook. She grounded her child from all electronics for a week. She realized a week later that she cannot find where she kept any of the electronic devices. It has probably happened to all moms – we all call it the secret hiding place. It is so secretive that even we cannot remember where it is.
I wasn’t sure if it is the type of parenting style. We do not want to emulate our parents. We somehow feel we can do better. My parents are amazing people but when I was little, they were so strict. So my parenting style is opposite – lenient. We have rules in our house but I so desperately want to be their friend too. The consequence is a confused authoritative figure.
I am known as XX’s mom. And I am fine with this identity. My children seem to think it is OK to check emails on my phone or text messages. And I don’t even give it a second thought. I do not have anything to hide. My life is so public to my family and so are my passwords and so are every secretive hiding place. They seem to know my gray cells more than I can remember, which leads me to believe that this secretive hiding place is never to be found.
Lesson Learnt: If you mess with mom, you will lose all your crap….
A nice poem by fellow blogger
- Pick a Parenting Style (silhouettetiquette.com)
- Mom’s Wisdom (alifeworthsomething.wordpress.com)
- Hey mom, don’t be crazy. You’re awesome. (chartingerror.wordpress.com)