Wednesday, August 27, 2008

“I’m not a regular mom, I’m a cool mom.”

Lately, I have been trying really hard to be a cool mom. I want Jack to remember his mom letting him do things that other mom’s won’t let their kids do. I have such grand plans to be the mom that all the other kids wished they had.

How many mom’s let their 3½ year old take a bath in the kitchen sink? Well a few weeks ago, I let Jack sit in the kitchen sink for an hour. Are you cool too?

Another way I have won over Jack is letting him have a popsicle while he is taking a bath. It’s okay that was bathing in lime-scented water. It’s good for him and it makes me a cool mom.

Another cool mom thing was letting Jack go to town on our bathroom mirror with dry erase markers. He drew roller coasters, mountains and the ocean. He wouldn’t have been able to do that if he didn’t have such a cool mom.


Cupcakes for breakfast? Absolutely. Whatever puts me in the cool mom category. Jack won't remember eating scrambled eggs for breakfast, he will remember cupcakes.

Are YOU a cool mom?

13 comments:

Morgan said...

you rock. i wish you were my mom.

i go through phases, sometimes cool, sometimes wicked witch...

Janeen said...

Whit – you are a cool mom. Something that I let my kids do is have birthday cake for breakfast the day after anyone’s birthday. (sometimes it's even ice-cream cake)

I let them build forts with blankets put a little t.v. in it to watch movies and let them sleep in it.

I also have them cook with me each night. Some people might not think that cool, but I do. They are so excited to make the meals that they come up with.

Haley Hall said...

Yeah, you are a cool mom. I want you to be my mom so I can take a bath in our sink too.

birdonthelawn said...

i suppose I am starting with a clean slate eh?
I'll say cool mom.
Cool moms try and finish school while getting progressively bigger and bigger right-that's a good start!

Melissa said...

Does being a cool mom include letting your kids use your living room couch cushions for a fort?? Both my couch and love seat are forever naked because their cushions are on the floor making a fort/castle etc. Lucky for me those are the cheap couches. :)

cat+tadd said...

Of course I'm a cool mom. Did you know we let Kissy Face sleep with us?

eRiCa said...

dang straight i'm a cool mom...even if that means some mom's pooping a brick because of the things I let my kids do. :)

that's the way I roll...

sue ;-P said...

I am not a cool mom...

Mal Robin said...

Why dont you be a cool sister and make me food all day while I play with your kids?

heather said...

i hope i can be as cool of a mom as you someday when wendy is old enough to want to do cool mom things!

ps. is the title of this post a quote from the movie "mean girls?" am i lame that i know that?

cat+tadd said...

Heather, you are NOT lame, in fact...knowing what movie Whit quoted makes you one of the coolest people in the world. Honest.

Jodi Jean said...

ahhhh "mean girls" that makes you cool right there. of course you are a cool mom. my mom was a cool mom ... i still remember when she grabbed the kitchen faucet and squirted me with it from across the room. cool moms do cool things.

rookie cookie said...

Morgan, you? Wicked witch? Never.

Janeen, I love the birthday cake idea. We will be implementing that soon.

Haley, I hope you can come to Van's blessing and bath in the sink then.

Bird, everyone starts with an A.

Melissa, my couches are often naked too. He piles them up and then dives off the couch like the divers in the Olympics. I am prepared for an injury soon.

Cat, I don't know about Kissy Face. Is that your new kitty?

Erica, oh the stories I could tell of people not approving with the way I raise my child :)

Mother dear, you are very cool. I am biting the fishing line.

Mal, I am taking requests.

Heather, I am so proud of you for knowing what movie that line is from. That is one of my favorites. "Boo, you whore." :)

Cat, and to you too, "Boo, you whore."

Jodi, your mom is cool and such a pretty older lady. I love that she embraces the gray.