This choppy post was written for Shine, under the challenge to write about motherhood in 100 words or less. Happy Mother's Day to all, and to all, a good nap.
What I want to teach my kids:
That you learn to take risks, but not enough that you take up extreme motocross.
That you're kind and polite, but not so much that people take advantage of you. If someone makes you feel uncomfortable, it's okay to let the elevator doors close on them while you pretend to press the door open button.
That you master basic skills, even though you say learning to tie shoelaces is pointless. You won't wear Crocs forever.
That you bathe without being forced to do so.
That you learn to laugh freely, especially at yourself.