I wonder what my kids will think and say about their childhood when they grow up. I am one of those unpredictable moms at times. Somedays I can let everything go and just laugh and play and other days if you look at me wrong you are in a timeout. I am so consistant on some things and other things I feel like I am emotional parenting. I can go days without requiring the boys and Mairin to make their beds and then all of a sudden I am on them to do this..do that...etc... I usually require I healthy (well sort of) meal and if you want another bagel you need to have an apple or banana first. Other days I say forget the apple and banana..get in the car ...we are going to McDonalds. Will the kids think I was consistant or will they think mom was just crazy? This brings me to the babies just the other day.
I took the boys to hockey and dropped them off with David and on our way home it was 6pm or so. I usually get them out of their seats and we go directly inside and stay in the "gated area". I asked Mairin if she wanted to help me and she was interested so I got them out and we ran up and down the hill ...all free of gates and fences. I got really crazy and turned on the sprinkler and let them all play in the water fully clothed. I knew it was gonna be a bigger mess for me to clean them up but really it was fun. I had to grab my camera cause they all loved it. It was a good hour of fun. These are the days when I pick my battles and keeping everything proper and clean isn't all that important.