We were all getting in the car ready to head to the mall. I was putting my daughter’s seatbelt on when out of her mouth comes the following:
“Mom, you need to be a better mom”.
Hmm. How do I respond to that?
While my husband is laughing in the driveway, I formulate my response.
“Well, what do you think I need to do to be a better mom?”.
Her well-thought out reply:
- Drink juice
- Go night-night
Now, I’m pretty happy to report that I go “night-night” every night. Juice is not a daily beverage of choice, but I’m not opposed to it, especially if it’s going to make me a better mom. I did ask if “mommy
wine juice” was okay, and she felt that would be fine with her.
The reality is that I am always working on being a better mom, and although it might take a little more effort on my part than just drinking juice and sleeping, it’s nice to know my daughter’s insightful enough to help keep me on the right track.
But just to be safe I’ll be sure to have an extra glass of
wine juice tonight.