You all have seen her – Fun Mom. The Mom who packs her family’s week full of fun and adventure. Who changes plans for a last minute filed trip without blinking. Her children have rich experiences and ever changing days.
I know that Mom.
I use to be THAT Mom.
Several year ago things changed. Or should I say, the season changed. With the birth of a rather demanding child and my oldest entering middle school, it just wasn’t as easy (both school-wise and nerve-wise) to have so many variables in our schedule.
I found myself having to do a lot of letting go of expectations, desires and plans in favor of maintaining peace and order. It was definitely a different place!
Soon, my oldest moved into high school and there were more changes. Our Nip Napper got older and a little more agreeable and so, there were more changes.
I see now that while my idea of ‘Fun Mom’ has died, Fun Mom has now become ‘Adaptable Mom’. Adaptable Mom works on the flow of the day rather than scheduled events. Adaptable Mom has the freedom to change things up to meet the needs of her family. Adaptable Mom views outings in light of her family unit rather than a means of entertainment.
I AM Adaptable Mom…..and I think I like it!