"Your blog is fun to read. I have to admit, though, that our family breaks all of your body/spirit rules. :-) ... so you probably should restrict me to the "mind" zone - ha! We have given up on limiting electronics, are way over-scheduled, and eat McDonalds/processed foods...Today, I had no idea where Jack had gone off to in the house and I said to Dan - "aw, do we have to find him? I was so enjoying the quiet" - I am a BAD mom :-) . Our older 3 are actually REQUIRED to bring a device (can be a tablet or computer) to school daily... and they communicate about academic clubs, sports, etc. on FB and twitter... if they weren't checking multiple times per day, they would miss assignments/obligations.
And it just crossed my mind that last night, I let a bunch of the kids watch an R movie (Scream) - didn't even remotely think about the fact that it could be an issue for some families (hope it's not... they were all 16-18 yo, so close enough to legal). Then, I let Ben and Beth both have sleepovers on the same night, forgetting the small issue of the fact that all these kids are pals (Beth actually went to homecoming this year w/ Ben's best friend) and it might look like a "coed sleepover.".... I did think ahead enough to put the girls in a room 2 floors up and across the house from the guys for sleeping... but I wonder what the parents thought this am as they came to pick up? Oh well - again Bad Mom :-) !... not sure I can be a "role model" for your site... though maybe I could be good for some comic relief :->!!!! "
I love this email so much because it gives me an opportunity to apologize if I sound entitled or judgemental in any way. The purpose here is to offer a forum for support and I really believe we all have our path to what is right for us.
One of the parts of our orientation at work was to emphasize the importance of empathy for our patients and co-workers. This clearly extends to every aspect of life, including this one. It is so good, I have to share:
Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care