A few months back, some friends and I were discussing “mommyhood,” as moms often do. One mom-friend casually mentioned that it’s her husband who is typically the “fun” one. As she put it, “When Daddy comes home, the circus has arrived.” We could all relate. It seems that, in our homes anyway, Daddy provides the fun and laughter and Mommy provides the structure and organization.
Occasionally, an oh-so-thoughtful hubby will try to help, “Look what Mommy thought of, isn’t she so fun?” But the children just look at us skeptically as if to say, “I’m not buying it. We all know Dad is the fun one!”
We determined to take back the fun for moms everywhere and came up with a challenge for ourselves. I’m extending that challenge to you for the month of March: Create one “Fun Mommy” moment each week. It can be as simple as eating dessert before dinner or playing “Tickle Monster” for 30 minutes. (That one probably works better with toddlers and preschoolers than teens…just sayin’.)
It simply has to be fun.
I realize for my fellow Type-A, over-achieving moms this could be a challenge. But we can do it, girls. Together let’s take off our “gotta get it done” caps and don our “Fun Mommy” party hats!
What’s the point of doing something fun if you can’t tell someone about it, right? So every Monday in March we’ll be linking up here for Fun Mommy Mondays. All you have to do is:
- Create a moment of fun and fully engage with your kiddos. It can be centered around an activity, but it’s less about the activity itself and more about being in the moment and enjoying your kiddos.
- Write about your experience. This is where you can share about the activity itself (a recipe or craft idea) or a lesson learned in the process.
- Link up on Mondays in March and share your ideas and experiences! Don’t forget to visit other Fun Mommies who also link up (who knows, you might just be inspired for the next week!)
We can’t let the guys have all the fun, girls. It time we take back the fun in mommyhood. Who’s with me?
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