Lately my oldest daughter has been doing a "Tell All Tuesday" blog and two of her recent blogs have made me stop and wonder if there was something missing in my children's lives as they were growing up. I always thought I was doing a good job of raising them. I worked full time while they were young and they went to a sitter but I tried to make up for that in other ways, Now as I read Carrin's blogs I guess I know why I never won Mother of the Year. Maybe I just remember things differently. I remember the one day a week I had off being a play day with my kids instead of the day I cleaned my house ( I could always do that but I didn't always get to play with my kids). I remember tucking them into their beds every night, giving them big hugs and kisses and telling them how much I loved them. I remembe when bath time meant I was wetter then the kids were and they were the ones in the water! I remember I used to bake homemade bread and cookies, I made home cooked dinners (none of this microwave stuff for my kids) every night for supper, I sewed their clothes for them (obviously their Halloween costumes didn't make an impression though) and I had birthday parties for them with all their friends. Our house was the place all their friends wanted to hang out. I remember a lot of laughter and good times as they were growing up. We might not have decorated the outside of our house for Halloween or Christmas but we certainly celebrated the holiday. I always did cookies and candy and put decorations up on the inside.
Carrin I can't believe you don't remember reading books as a child or the Halloween costumes I made you. What do you rememeber?