Human Mother

I’m not the type of mother that completely restricts television from my children.

I haven’t hired a coach to prepare them to be accepted into the most elite schools in the city.

My husband and I try not to drill our 2 and 4 year old’s full of lessons at every free second of the day.

I allow my children to get messy out side, and indoors as well. If they choose to paint on something other than the paper in front of them, it’s not the end of the world.

They choose what they like to do, and I’ve given them the freedom of finding what makes them happy in every sense.

I let my children attend school with their face paint from the night before, because they feel special and pretty and want to show their friends.

I am a human mother.

I see a strong, vibrant light in the eyes of each of them, and I will do whatever it takes to keep that light shining as bright as possible.

Even though I may be gentle in my approach, never underestimate my own tiger within. She is fierce and swift, and will go to any lengths to defend and protect her babies.

I am a human mother, with tiger tendencies.

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  • Oh how I love this. I’m a human mom with tiger tendencies. Mostly my tiger tendencies include “if you mess with my baby i’ll go all tiger on you.” (#5 on my Project 20 today)

  • You have every right to feel that way, tiger mom! What concerns me is what the teacher said. S/He obviously said something harsh enough that your young son doesn’t want to go to school. Instead of letting his “vibrant light” shine, as you said, his teacher turned it off, which is unacceptable. Will you talk to the teacher?
    Good luck.

  • Great post! I am also a human mom. I’ve done so many of those things myself and I’m proud that my daughter has a more carefree life than most of her pre-school friends. But, I’m not afraid to scratch someone’s eyes out if I have to, either.

  • Ditto! My kid is only 13 months… but in a few years if she wants to wear face paint to school or mis-matched clothes so be it! Same goes for dinner…. don’t want to eat all your veg in one sitting… fine. You won’t die… I”ll just find a type of veg you like more. It is so important to let kids find their voice.

  • Yeah, that was completely over the top on his teacher’s part. He’s fucking four, not 14.

  • Thank you for the support!

    For those of you that don’t know, I let Jack attend school yesterday with his face paint of a butterfly still on from the night before. (I didn’t know that there was a rule against it, and have yet to find that rule written anywhere) I was swiftly and condescendingly reprimanded by one of his teachers, and he caught wind of it. He woke the next morning and came into our room crying that his teachers didn’t like his “face” and he didn’t want to go to school.

    It took everything I had not to completely lose it, but I calmly went in and had a firm conversation with them. Such a battle to fight for a four year old.

    • Wow! That’s nuts! Those teachers don’t have anything better to worry about?

  • Sounds like the best kinda momma to be! πŸ™‚

  • You think that sensitivity training would be part of teacher training. To make a little boy feel that way makes me so mad. Seriously its ridiculous!

    I love that you are a Human Mother! Very well said in this post πŸ™‚


  • What a silly thing to upset a kid about. If it truly is an issue, than a note home to you would have been more than enough.

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