Wednesday, August 23, 2006

what kind of mom are you?

According to the results of a 15-question quiz on ivillage, I'm a "Kids First Mom."

"You are the type of mom that chooses to be very involved in your children's life and development. You enjoy planning activities for them to do alone or for you to share. You carefully monitor their choice of TV shows, friends, and extracurricular activities. You are the type of mom that is likely to be homeroom mother, scout leader, Sunday school teacher, or PTA president. You love to be involved all aspects of your children's life, and they love all of the fun you have together! You enjoy running them from practice to practice, fixing their lunches, and being there to welcome them off the bus when they get home from school."

Yep, they hit the nail on the head there. She may be only 18 months old, but she is my life. And I like it that way :)

And then, there's the bad news...

"However, putting your children first can have some negative consequences. ...If you are the type of mom who becomes so involved in spending so much time with her children, when your child begins to be independent, you may develop the "Who am I?" syndrome. Without your children being the center of your attention, you may have to struggle to regain your identity as a person."

As Scarlett said, I can't think about that right now. If I do, I'll go crazy. I'll think about that tomorrow.

And then more good news...

"Children of "Kids First Moms" are often very secure and more willing to take risks because they know they have the support of their parents behind them. They often get excellent grades in school because mom is always there to help them study or get their homework done."

I see a full academic scholarship in our future :)

Okay, so it's just a little quiz and you take the results with a grain of salt. But have you ever really stopped and wondered, in a world full of different types of moms, what kind of mom are you?