Recently I have seen some articles out there that discuss rules for “mothers of sons” or “dads with daughters” and I thought it would be kind of cool to discuss and read what you all think are important rules for parents raising children . Whether they are rules specific to your child’s gender or just general life lessons that you have learned along the way, please share some of yours with us.
I will start with this one:
Go outside and play a sport with your child when they need that extra teammate to be able to play a game. Turn off the TV or hang up the phone and go play your heart out. You can always clean the house tomorrow.
Some of my sons’ fondest memories are when I played goalie for their street hockey team or first base in a neighborhood baseball game. I had no arm and some of my throws were wild but I could catch a ball and I could hit one out of the park. We had plenty of laughs when they shared with my husband at the dinner table some of my more uncoordinated moves. It was also heart warming when I could see how proud of me they were when they talked about a goal I blocked or the winning run that I drove in.