Thursday, June 18, 2009

An Day in the House of M: Mommy Style Vs Daddy Style

My Darling Kidlets,

Mommies and Daddies have different ways of doing things. This is, as far as I can tell, just another part of God's perfect plan.

Mommy makes nutritious (if easy and microwavable) meals, Daddy lets you eat Chocolate Mousse and left over french fries for lunch.

Mommy carefully plans and inserts as much educational stimulus as possible into your day, Daddy lets you color on yourself.

Mommy referees...Mommy sees all...Mommy is pretty much on your butt all day...with Daddy you have the opportunity to experience the philosophy of Anarchy first hand.

Mommy burns herself out supervising and executing the tiny minutia of 5 people's lives until she gets to the point where she is pretty much beyond repair and must take a break. Some days Mommy is on top of her game and some days Mommy lies on the couch with a wash rag on her head, but Daddy is the rock-he's the very same day in and day out...always a little more 'lenient' on the chore-list items, but stern when he needs to be, and always, always an involved and loving parent.

And that is why God knew you needed someone just like Mommy AND someone just like Daddy-someone to manage the menial tasks while the other person does the larger providing, and someone to push us through when the menial task lady has worked herself into hysterics.

This is how God made sure that you'd get the magic of having cake for breakfast, but still have teeth into adulthood....and how both of your parents would survive your childhoods.

I love you more than all the chocolate in the world,
even more than I "love" making you take baths,
Your Mommy

4 comments:

Mimi said...

So terribly true!

Muthering Heights and Other Senseless Sensibility said...

LOL, balance is a wonderful thing, no?

Jenny said...

LOL! So true!

Helene said...

This is SO true!! My husband and I are the same way! I've really learned to back off and let him do things his way...even if I'm the "bad guy" most of the time!