Saturday, January 15, 2011

mom knows best ?

Of Will. Sometimes I feel a bit overwhelmed because I do pretty much everything when it comes to Will.

Lew works extremely extremely long hours, which is the nature of the beast with his job. But sometimes I kinda wish that the two men in my life did not depend on me so much. Do you see where I am coming from? Lew is a great parent don't get me wrong, but why does "mom" always have to know what is best?

I get up with Will, make breakfast for everyone, pick out Will's clothes, take him to school, take him to training sessions with me, know what he will and won't eat, know his nap schedule, sometimes Lew asks me if Will is taking a nap today.

Do I really know what's best? Because, I am definitely learning this parenting gig as I go, for sure.

Do you ever feel that way? Sometimes I just wish someone else could figure out what to eat, where to go, what to plan, what to do...don't you wish that?


amanda said...

i do this to myself sometimes too - i so so so get it!! i want daddy to know stuff and to be able to do stuff like mommy does. but i have to remember he is daddy. and truthfully even if i showed him the exact way i did things - he still wouldn't do it right :)

i think we are just wired differently - we are thinking all the time about the kids and daddy's just don't work that way. but i guess at the end of the day that's a good thing right?

and ps - yes you really do know what's best :)

Anonymous said...

I am with you! Tim is around a good bit and knows a lot about Sammy and his likes and dislikes.. but he doesn't know what will set him off. Tim sometimes even has a hard time understanding Sammy's speech. Its hard being a Mom! I am with you.. I can't imagine doing it with less help. Like Amanda said they just don't think about them all the time like we do it. And you do know best :-)

Sippy Cup Mom said...

I am definitely the same way! Sometimes my husband still asks for PJs. Um, still the same place they have been for 3 years!

Shell said...

Oh yes. It would be nice for someone else to figure it out.

When I'm gone at the end of the month, other than making sure my husband knows what time my boys' schools begin and end, I'm not telling him anything else. He has 5 days. He'll figure it out.

Sandra said...

Not that I'm disagreeing because as a mother of four kids, and the one who has been up since 0-dark-thirty making lunches and getting them off to school, let me play devil's advocate and say, What woudl happen if we didn't do everything? Somebody would have to do it, right? Maybe it woudln't get done to our exact specifications, and maybe the kids wouldn't actually get a sandwich in their lunches, but I'm sure someone would step up......
bwahahahahahahaha! Ok! I'm kidding! We both know the kids woudln't make it out the door!