Have you ever had the thought, "My kids would think I'm an awesome mom if only I'd.....(fill in the blank)?"
...make them cookies
...play ANOTHER round of CandyLand
...stay up late watching a movie together
...make/buy them a new toy
Why is it that we feel the need to establish ourselves as awesome parents based on what special things we do for our kids. Aren't we simply awesome just for taking great care of them? I think so. There are things that I do for my kids that will make them better people in the long run that they don't necessarily think I'm awesome for, but I am. Like teaching them manners. And responsibility for their own actions. Things that many people these days are lacking. (Not just kids, either!)
So, please, comment with why you are a super parent (dads are welcome to post, too!). Let's make it a contest. To be eligible, leave a comment with your super parent reason. Simple as that. You can earn two extra entries by (1) clicking the link in my sidebar to "follow me" and (2) let your blog readers know about this contest with a link on your blog. Just e-mail me and let me know that you've done that! Comments will be open until Sunday, January 25th at 10am central. One winner will be chosen at random for a copy of CTW's Sesame Street Parents Christmas: Holiday Projects for Parents and Children and also a copy of Mercer Mayer's book Just Go To Bed. So, you'll be a super parent for making something special with your child, but also fostering a love of books. Ready, Set, GO!