The rest of the article I think is OK, but with so much more added in there. I will help make that fort in the backyard or the living room. I'm happy to get the race car kit from Target. That helps with learning how to follow directions. So no, I will not put it together for them. Paint it whatever colors. If they mess up, well, they learn. Build stuff out of found stuff, too, but I have nothing against kits. I'm going to actually play games with my kids. Games we all like, or at least 2 of us and then it's majority rules. I actually enjoy playing with my children. I let them play by themselves, too, but 99.9% of the time, they'd rather I play with them. I try to teach my kids to take time and be. It's so hard in this fast paced society, but it's something everyone needs to remember and do more often. Take the time to look at the clouds. Get out the magnifying glass and look examine everything. Then, come tell me all about it because I want to hear! I want to share in those extraordinary experiences. I want to see the amazement, pride, happiness, etc, on my kids' faces as they discover all the wonders life has to offer. I also want them to feel confident enough to do it on their own but know I'm here if they need or want me. So, yes, I guess I'm THAT mom.
After all these thoughts go through my head, another realization came to me. We are all THAT mom in someway. There are those moms out there that are perfectly dressed, no hair out of place and make done, all by the time they drop their kids off at school. I'm not that mom. There are those moms that spend hours planning birthday parties and making cute little goody bags for every single holiday at school. I'm not that mom. There are the moms who make the homemade moon sand and dye it with the skins of organic vegetables. I'm not that mom. There are moms who decorate their houses and children's rooms so beautifully they look as if they come from a magazine. I'm not that mom, either. In our own ways, we are all THAT mom. THAT mom is the mom the we sort of wish we were in parts. We all have THAT mom in us, but we don't know it because to us, we're just moms trying to what we do. Even in our worse moments, when we feel like complete failures, we are THAT mom because we are doing our best to be the best for our kids. That's what really makes THAT mom.