Family traditions

Family traditions

Saturday, January 19, 2008

mother of the year

at dinner tonight we asked sister what she wanted to be when she grew up.
"i'm just going to be a mom"
"WHAT!!! being a mom is not a just when your a mom you are a teacher, a nurse, a counselor, a chauffeur, a referee...." of course none of this sank into sister's head but i will continue to teacher her that if she has the privilege of being able stay home with her children then it's not just being a mom!
fast forward 25 mins

i'm sitting in the bathroom while sister and brother take a bath. watching them fight then play and fight again, over who has the big water cup or the pink rubber ducky completely disregarding the four other ducks in the tub at the same time. i wash their hair, and as always, do my best not to get soap in their eyes. Unfortunately tonight i failed when it came to the conditioner and sister decided i was her towel. I said what do you think i am your towel and she giggled and said yes. i guess that's one more thing to add to the list of things i am, as a mother, a towel.
then i began to wonder if "the mother of the year" ever was used as a towel. in my research i found two examples of mother of the year.

Mother of the Year State and National Recognition Program
Be at least forty-five (45) years of age.
Have been married to her husband, a man, in a legal ceremony.
Be a mother of one or more children. Her youngest child must be at least 15 years old by Mother's Day of the year in which she will serve as Mother of the Year.
Have proven to be a successful mother as evidenced by her child(ren)'s accomplishments.
Be able to represent American Mothers, Inc.® using her mothering experience.
Be an active member of a faith-based organization.
Be an active participant in community, state, national or international activities.
Be a member in good standing of American Mothers, Inc.® by February 20 of the year for which she is nominated and be willing to participate in AMI activities and support its goals as defined by its mission statement.
Be able to complete the required portfolio.


I know which one i aspire to be! How about you?

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