Okay, I’m really excited about this one!
It never seems to fail… I go to the store, doesn’t really matter which one, and my kids instantly start asking for stuff.
As a mother, I want to give them everything their little hearts desire. But I just can’t. It would be irresponsible for me to do so.
Anyway, I am well acquainted with the plight of Motherhood Storedom. You’re in the store with a purpose, trying to get fifty things done in the next hour with not nearly enough time left in the hourglass. Now, little Johnny is holding up a shiny red Matchbox car – giving you those puppy dog eyes. And here is the infinite struggle of Mother verses Mommy.
Mother is the sensible one that understands lots of little red cars eat up dollars, as well as valuable space in the house. And who can afford that right now?
Mommy is the one that looks at little Johnny’s puppy dog eyes with her heart on her sleeve and permission sprinting to her lips.
So, you’re looking at little Johnny and thinking, who am I today: Mother or Mommy?
This week I am going to step in and save both little Johnny and his mommy.
My plan is this.. I’ll go to WalMart and purchase a $5.00 gift card. Then, I will stalk the toy aisles in search of a little Johnny (or Jenny) to hand this gift card to. Little Johnny gets the shiny red car and mommy’s day moves swiftly to the next item on her agenda.
At least I hope it will work that way…