I mess up as a parent all of the time. I am a messy housekeeper, I can't cook very well, and I secretly give my children diet coke. But one thing I know I do very well, is that I have kept them young. I haven't dressed them in super fashion forward clothes, I tend to go with bright colorful shirts and pants. (There are no cheeky t-shirts with innapropriate sayings) I haven't peirced their ears, nor do they get to anytime soon. My girls are not allowed to watch the news, Hanna Montana, Spongebob, or any of the "action figure" type cartoons. They are closely watched where this is concerned...
Again, I can mess up a lot. I am not super parent. The one thing I think they will know, is that life is fun, and mommy loves them. It makes me think of a song about children staying young
So having my daughter come to me and say, "Mommy I am FreeBalling tonight." mortified me. She had gone to swim class in her bathing suit so when it was time to get dressed, her auntie didn't have any undies to put on her. So Auntie, my wild sister taught her that when you go without underwear it is called the before mentioned, FREEBALLING. Are you kidding me? I almost fell out of my chair when my sweet little 5 year old told me this. I couldn't help but laugh just a little. But this is just the kind of thing we have never done. Thanks Auntie, I think I might buy you a puppy and feed it bunches of greens and caffeine and send it to your house!!