In my opinion one of the main things a Lazy Mom does is teach her children. About anything and everything.
The reason a Lazy Mom does this is because she knows that if SHE doesn’t teach them… someone else will. And why let someone else teach your kids about stuff?
She also teaches them about everything because she wants them to grow up knowing how do to things.
Here’s where a “for instance” fits nicely.
For instance, when my mother got married she called her mom crying one day because she didn’t know how to boil an egg to make her husband (my dad) an egg salad sandwich for lunch. Funny, but true.
Here’s another for instance…
Several years ago, when my friend told her boy to go take a shower and he came out of the shower still stinky she knew something went wrong. Upon questioning him she found out that he just stood under the water and got back out. So she instructed him to get back in the shower and use soap this time. To which he did, but he didn’t hit the “hot spots” of stinkiness. And he still didn’t wash his hair! So she sent him back in the shower again after acting out to him how to wash his hair and body properly.
I think a lot of time parents say things to their kids that they never really took the time to explain what they really mean. Think about it. If you’re a kid, brand spanking new to this planet we call earth, then how would you know how to fold the clothes? Load the dishwasher? Fall asleep on your own?
The boy’s mom who told him to “go take a shower” thought the boy knew how to take a shower, did she not? But she quickly realized she never had really taught him how to take a shower!
How do kids know how to make their beds, brush their teeth, or sort the laundry if someone doesn’t show them?
And by taking the time to teach our kids how to do things properly we are in turn making ourselves Lazy Moms. Because the more we teach them, the more they know how to do for themselves.
Do you get it?!
I hope so!