Sunday, May 3, 2009

Parenting 101

I just love this Baby Blues comic strip. It is so true. Parenting is truly the toughest, most challenging, most taxing job in the world. After I chuckled at this comic strip, I started thinking of all the parenting skills I have utilized in the past week. Amazingly, none of them have anything to do with my expensively acquired art history and political science degrees.

Parenting skills I have used in the past week:

Organizational Specialist

Author (Working from home as a writer enables me to be home with my kids.)


Chef (Yesterday, I baked some cinnamon bread and a baguette.)



Assistant Engineer (Car Guy created catapults and launched marshmallows from them all weekend.)



Musician (A 7-year old requires assistance when practicing piano.)

Athletic Supporter (I am slowly learning the rules of soccer, including corner vs. goal kicks. For chuckles, I just realized that "athletic supporter" sounds like I performed the role of a jock strap this week- which I most certainly did not.)


Scheduler (Scheduling activities for two kids presents a giant puzzle.)


Star Wars light saber sparring partner


Athlete (I did manage to squeeze in some exercise.)


Horticulturist (My roses are blooming!)


Curriculum Consultant (Already thinking about the home school plans and curriculum for next year.)


Manicurist (I trimmed rabbit and human nails.)


Plumber (Don't you just love to start your day by unclogging a child's toilet?)

So what did I forget? Feel free to add any parenting skills that may have slipped my mind.

1 comment:

  1. I love that you have chosen to be available for the children in your life. I am amazed at how you have blossomed in this role. The Angela I knew in high school was headed in a different direction. You are to be praised and reveared by those small people in your life!! What a great job you are doing!