I was recently driving somewhere and was stopped behind a car that had a "Soccer Mom" decal on the back. I looked at it and thought, "I will never be a soccer mom." I have NO desire to trek my kids from practice to practice and soccer field to soccer field. I cannot sit on the sidelines for hours, watching my kids kick around a ball. That is just not me. I do not begrudge moms that do that. I think each family is different and each family is called to move in different ways.
But, that "Soccer Mom" sticker, got me thinking . . . . what decals would I proudly display on my car?? What kind of mom am I? So this week, I am using my 7 Quick takes to share them with you!
1. Catholic Mom
2. Boy Mom
I am a Boy Mom and I take pride in that. I love that I have all boys. I love their loudness, craziness and all around fun"ness" (most of the time). Boys are special and, although I get looks and comments of pity from strangers because I do not have a girl, I feel especially blessed that God has given me all boys.
3. Homeschooling Mom
This is the first year I would proclaim that I am a Homeschool Mom. Simply because, I feel like I am finally getting it down. We are in a groove now!
4. Swim Mom??
Not sure I can totally claim this one, really. I have friends that are at the pool 5 days a week with their kids. I will settle for the two days a week and the boys loving it. They even want to do a kids' triathlon this summer!
5. Scout Mom
This one should have been higher up on the list. I think we are officially a scouting family. I have one in Webelos, one in Tigers and one who cannot wait to be in scouts too!
And, probably because I am a boy mom and will have boys in Cub Scouts for YEARS, the Scout Master
suckered me in thought I would be a great person to serve on the Leadership Committee. So, I guess I really am a Scout Mom.
6. Running Mom
Is there a need for me to say anything else here?
7. Marathon Mom
I think there is something amazing about anyone who can train long and hard for 26.2. But, I think Moms who do it are even more special. It takes a special dedication to both running and family, a generous and understanding husband, and kids who are willing to wake up early to cheer mom on on that special day. It really takes a family effort for a Mom to become a Marathon Mom and I feel blessed to have such a great family that was with me on the journey.
So, what kind of mom are you??