Written by Captain Mary on Saturday, August 02, 2008

Remember this is my opinion, we all have one. I have noticed through the years the changes in Motherhood, what it actually means now trying to meet the busy lives of today's Mom's. I have noticed in the work force, in the schools, the sheer dangers of everyday life. What has really happened, has this very important job been ignored by some? In the years of my childhood my mother was an at home Mom, that meant to me, that if I screwed up in school or skipped a class my mother would be there in 5 minutes or searching the streets for me. Most moms in my day were at home Mom's, we didn't call them that, but it seems to be the politically correct term now. Everything fell apart when women went to work, the family unit, the lives of children, the family time and definitely the respect and discipline that children require. This is not intended to insult any Mom's, with today's economy Moms just have to work, and most employers won't let you leave if your kid is even sick, it makes me sick, that's why I am self-employed and to this day my children and me do almost everything together, they are in their 30's

Now to put things on the other end of the spectrum, I have a friend who is the complete opposite, she is an Obsessive Mother. What do I mean, well she is with her children 24/7. They are home schooled and do everything together, when they are at Karate class, she won't leave to go to the store because she might miss a punch or a kick. I told her it might be fun for the kids to be able to tell her something they did that day that she hadn't witness personally. I only said this because she was so stressed trying to get ready for a trip, and her kids were going to be in Karate class for 4 hours, I told her to go and get her work done and leave them there. She just freaked. I laughed so hard but she was dead serious. I love her so much and her children are the absolute best behaved I have ever seen, its almost creepy. Then again its just not something you see in today's world, perhaps it's really the way it should be. Kids grow up and away so fast, that if you don't get to watch them grow they are gone and then all you have left is regret.

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  1. 1 comments: Responses to “ OBSESSIVE MOTHERHOOD ”

  2. By Anonymous on August 2, 2008 at 8:18 PM

    You are right. I am obsessive. I think it is important to also mention that my kids are respectful and know how to stand on their own feet at a young age. This is because I am there to guide and teach whenever they need it. I know that I can trust them and count on them. At ages 12, 10 and 8...in today's world...I think my obsession is very well justified.

    My take on the 4 hours that I wouldn't drop them off for TKD lessons, it's not the instructors responsibility to keep an eye on my kids when they are in between classes. If I left them to go do stuff that makes MY life easier, that is selfish on my part. That isn't who I am. I stayed up late and got things done. All is handled and I didn't pawn my kids off. I can keep my superwoman cape for another day. Heh.