Are you an "Alpha mom" or a "Slacker ...

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Are you an "Alpha mom" or a "Slacker ...
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Tue, 06-05-2007 - 4:07pm

Are you an "Alpha mom" or a "Slacker mom"?

I'm an Alpha mom! My kid's socks always match.
I'm both. Sometimes my kid's socks match, sometimes they pass the sniff test.
I'm a Slacker mom! My kid's socks may not match, but they're always clean!

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Edited 6/6/2007 10:35 am ET by abpsu
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Registered: 05-13-2007
Wed, 06-06-2007 - 10:21am

I said I'm a slacker, but my kids socks do match and they are clean. Call me a fussy slacker... but I don't volunteer for all their extra curricular activities, I don't have them in dozens of activities, they don't always do their homework (they are in Grades 2 and 3 - homework consists of spelling drills, extra review) although I think if they were struggling that would be a bigger priority, and I've been known to forget to sign permission slips or be late with returning library books. Yesterday I actually forgot dd's swimming lesson! THAT doesn't happen often, but I just lost track of time and remembered it was Tuesday as they were brushing their teeth. Bad mommy.

Karen

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Wed, 06-06-2007 - 10:22am

"Yesterday I actually forgot dd's swimming lesson"

amateur.
You're not a TRUE slacker mom until you forget the actual child..... :-)

 

Yes. We. Did.

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Registered: 10-17-2003
Wed, 06-06-2007 - 10:28am
I voted slacker but I'm somewhere in between. I could care less (usually) if my kids clothes match, but I'm a stickler for manners, behavior, and education. As long as my dds are clean and "decent" they can where what they want.
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Registered: 10-17-2003
Wed, 06-06-2007 - 10:32am

Ditto on the extras. Dh and I split running dd to tae kwon do, and if dd2 decides to join the local theater group we'll split that as well (as well as volunteer work which will earn a discount on tuition). However, I see no reason to be overly involved in my kids' activities. I'd rather spend at least some time on my own activities.

Dh and I are fairly strict on homework, though. However I don't drill them constantly at home, though we've been known to give extra for problem areas.

I have overdue fees at the library every other trip, but I always pay them, so I get some credit.

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Registered: 05-13-2007
Wed, 06-06-2007 - 10:35am

ROFLMBO

I *have* forgotten to pick up a child... once...

Karen

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