Friday, August 21, 2015

About Me Bag: Motherhood

When the bell rings at 3:05 this afternoon, Week One will be complete.

I am proud to say I've only forgotten to pick up Owen twice {Don't tell him - I remembered as soon as we hit the driveway}. The week has been good, but we will welcome the slower-paced weekend. Nathan hasn't been assigned any homework yet, but he did have a little something due on Day One. At registration, his teacher handed him a brown paper bag to fill with objects he'd use to describe himself. He came up with some good ones.

Sunday night he gathered his equipment: a music flashcard to talk about piano lessons, a Minecraft Spider for obvious reasons, a little plastic Saturn to tell the class about his love for studying outer space, a feather from the backyard to talk about his chicken adventures, and a red crayon because it's his favorite color. He said the assignment went great and he wasn't nervous emptying his bag and sharing his story. That got me thinking about what's in my bag. To narrow it even further, I started thinking of objects I would use to describe myself as a mother. Curious? Glad you asked!

  1. Battery: As a mom I try to be dependable, giving energy to my kids who may start to drag every now and again. Like a battery, however, I have to keep in mind that I need a frequent recharging.

  2. Seed Packet: I'm the one in charge of planting, nurturing, and waiting with bated breath for my seedlings to take off. The seeds are the ones in charge of growing as they may. I'll water when needed, but I will let them go.

  3. Eraser: I sure do make a lot of mistakes as a parent, but so far I don't think I've scarred any one child too much. Thankfully I'm always willing {maybe not always quick} to right my wrongs.

  4. Whistle: I narrowed this one down from a list that also contained "bull horn" and "broken record" and you can probably guess why. I'm a referee, I'm a coach, but more often than not I'm crowd control.

  5. Lime-A-Rita: I think this one explains itself?

  6. Balloon: Even when I feel like my heart is completely full and ready to burst, there's always room for more love {and also more Lime-A-Ritas}.

You're up! I bet you could think of all sorts of metaphors to stick in that bag {parenting-related or not}. You're pretty smart, you know. Do your homework and then toss it into the comments. We can chat as we relax through the weekend.

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Unknown said...

I've been thinking about this since we talked about Nathan's assignment, and I think I've narrowed it down:

1. Cat hair: the one thing I am never without. I can buy something and put it on in the store, and it will still have at least one piece of cat hair on it.

2. My iPhone: obviously. I can't be without my music and podcasts, and I'm a social media addict. We all know this.

3. A top hat: working with ALS in Wonderland is the most rewarding thing I have ever done, and I love everyone I volunteer with, all of our PALS, and our fearless leader, Lara.

4. A bookmark: I'm one of the last holdouts for paper media, but I love the smell of a new book -- ink, paper and promises.

5. A cheeseburger. I just really love cheeseburgers.

6. My family. (How big is this bag?) I've always known how blessed I am in this department, but as I get older it becomes more and more precious to me. I wouldn't be me without y'all.

Jessica Bauer said...

I'll allow it on two conditions: the top hat is a little plastic replica and the family is a picture. Then it will all fit in the bag! :) Excellent choices!

Unknown said...

Oh, I love this post! May have to steal this idea for my own blog ;)