Friday, April 11, 2014
Performance Reviews at home
I'm not a huge fan of the performance review at work, so I really wasn't looking forward to this spontaneous review at home.
Of course Elli was grinning ear-to-ear. She couldn't wait to share her opinion of how I was doing as a mom with me.
She wanted to start with the Pros. I was quite relieved. Not that I think I'm a bad mom, but starting with the positives seemed like a good idea.
#1. I really like how you work as hard on projects at home, as you do at work. I know this is true because after one of your work events you complain about how tired you are. You do the same thing after my birthday parties, so I know you worked really hard.
#2. I like how you think of me when you're out shopping. You know I like those chocolate cookies (pointing to cookies on the counter) and you bought them for me without me asking. That makes me feel special.
#3. I like how you are your own person. You don't let others influence you.
#4. I like your sense of style and fashion. You have your own style and I think that's cool. I have fun talking about make-up and clothes with you.
#5. I like how I can talk to you about stuff.
#1. I don't like how you want the house neat all the time. No one else's house is neat. Our house looks just like everyone else's.
#2. You can be really strict. Like that time you punished me way more than the rest of my friends parents. (as my mom would say "too bad, so sad!")
#3. I don't like when you give me wedgies sometimes. (Ha ha ha!!!)
I think there might have been one more con, I don't remember. I was so blown away by how thoughtful her answers were.
I have to say, I have a pretty awesome kid. She's 12 and on the verge of entering the seriously sassy teenage years. But I think we'll be ok. She and I have a special bond - more than mother and daughter.
I am so proud to be her mom.