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Two Types of Moms

There are, of course, an endless number of ways to be a mom... even a parent. But, when our kids were little, there were distinct roles Sarah and I followed. Beyond Butch and Femme (which we acknowledge and embrace), Sarah was the Fun Mom and I was the Not-So-Fun Mom. (circa 1987)

Exhibit A

Sarah with Aimee walking on her back.

Exhibit B

Sarah twirling Darren around.

and Exhibit C

I'm reading to all four kids before bedtime... Aimee behind my head, Tristan in front of me, Meghann on the right and Darren at my right arm. 

Now, doesn't Sarah look like more fun? 

Reader Comments (4)

You were still fun!!! I loved to read, sing and dance with YOU!

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAimee

Awww, Aimee! Thanks! I loved dancing with you kids, too. :) If I could have chosen what type to be, I'd have chosen Sarah's type in a heartbeat. She just laughed a whole lot more with you kids. But, I'm glad you have great memories, too. I love you!

November 8, 2010 | Registered CommenterNavelgazing Midwife

We are who we are...and your daughter clearly enjoyed you! I think it depends on your definition of fun...I hated being tossed around at that age, and would have found the book reading to be much more enjoyable! My sister on the other hand, was always getting thrown around and wrestling and poking and physically fooling around with my dad - she loved it - and is still a very physical fun loving person. You'll find me in the corner with a book and cup of tea.

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermamavee

i think there are variations. too much of one thing gets tiring. My dad was the run around and wrestle one, but my mom who had major back issues/surgery couldn't do those things. She did however take me to broadway shows and made it to every one of my school activities. =)

i had fun in different ways with both of them.

November 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermommymichael

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