And it excites me every time I find it in the mailbox. It's like a birthday card full of money or something. For once in my life a magazine with articles that actually relate to me. I mean I was in college reading Vogue like I was going to go out and purchase the $999 dress on the model titled "Look Like a Celebrity Without Paying Like One." Uh huh. Because $999 is a bargain.
Not everything in Parenting magazine relates to me or even goes along with my morals & standards but it's pretty darn close. One of my favorite sections is at the front called "Back Talk" where they ask a general question and mommy's answer. In the March issue the question is What's Your Favorite Memory of You & Your Kids? The answers range from "My 2 year old daughter loves '80s and hip-hop music. At night when I put her to bed, she wants me to sing 'Drop It Like It's Hot' instead of lullabies." (This made me laugh out loud because it's so something I would do.) to "When my 7 year old son dropped his ice cream on the sidewalk, his 9 year old brother gave him his own - willingly and unprompted! That was my 'I am doing a good job' mommy moment." I like to read stuff like this because it makes me feel normal (if there is such a thing) in this world of parenting. One of the nice things about parenting is that you can read and read and read about the "correct" way to raise your children but ultimately it is up to us as parents to decide what we think is appropriate for our kids. So far I think I am pretty set in my ways about certain things but very laid back and indecisive about others. And I know this will continue to evolve and change as Deuce gets older and I think I am okay with that.