Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Open Discussion: Parental Duties

I love being a mom.  It is who I am and what I choose to be.  I love being able to take care of children, teach my children, and above all love my children.   Most moms I have met, feel the same way about their kids.  Although we do not solely identify ourselves as mothers, motherhood is probably the most important role we have right now.  We love and cherish our families, but I for one can admit that I do not enjoy all my parental duties.  As a mom of babies, I didn't mind changing diapers or washing TONS of laundry daily.  As a mother of toddlers, I didn't mind cleaning up accidents or cleaning up an entire plate of dinner off the floor.  As a mother of young girls, I don't mind helping with homework or becoming a chauffeur.  The parenting duty that I just don't enjoy, and haven't since birth, is giving baths.  I know, it is a weird thing to not like, but I just don't.  When they were babies and toddlers, I had to worry about them drowning in the tub and destroyed my back and knees leaning over the tub.  Not such a big deal unless you have a bad back and knee.  As they got older, I had to deal with the whining and crying every time a drop of water got in their eyes or their sister took the toy they were playing with.  At the end of bath time, I was so wet, I needed a bath.  And now that they are older, I have to monitor them so they actually get clean and I somehow always still end of soaking wet.  What parental duty could you live without?  Grab a latte, put up your feet, and join the discussion!

5 comments:

Firefly said...

I'd have to say that bath time used to be my least favorite but, this summer Peanut finally started swimming underwater and now we just give her a shower. It's awesome i turn it on she gets wet, she walks back yo me I soap her up and then we rinse it is basically painless and much quicker. The thing I could live with out is having to encourage her a million times a day to clean up her own mess, toddlers my least favorite is cleaning up bathroom messes (potty training, yuck!), as a baby it's just the lack of sleep that sometimes makes you feel like you dislike everything and teething added to that is just the cherry on top of that cake. Happy Tuesday!

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blueviolet said...

I think my least liked duties are just general house cleaning things, like unloading the dishwasher. I despise that job!

Pink Dandy Chatter said...

Good post! I didn't enjoy potty training. Especially because every child is different. Just when you think you have the potty training down with one child, then the 2nd child is completely different. It's like starting from scratch every time. My kids are way over potty training ages now and I am so glad that those days are over!!

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