Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The White Trash Mom Handbook

Wednesday the SV Mom's Group I contribute to is hosting another Book Club. They are featuring The White Trash Mom Handbook, written by Michelle Lamar (of Every Mother Is A Working Mother and also a contributor to the SV Mom's Group).

This quick, honest and humorous book is a must read for all Moms.

One chapter I personally related to was the chapter on after-school activities for the White Trash Family. I'll admit, Adam does participate in a sport, and it's a continuous sport that does take up time. But, he can also choose not to go to class if he is having a play date, extra homework or just wants to play at home. It's one of the huge reasons I love this sport. It can take up as little or as much time in our lives as we want it too, and our participation can change as our family needs change.

Every now and then Adam will talk about playing another sport like a friend does. But honestly, I'm not sure how he would balance everything and still be a kid. I like that he has time for impromptu play dates with the kids in the neighborhood. I like that he has time to play with his hot wheel cars and Lego's. I like that he has time to curl up on the couch and really get into a book. I like that he has time to play video games (just don't let him know that - he'll want more time). I like that when he goes to TKD class it's because he wants to go because he enjoys it. And not just the sport aspect of it too.

There is much talk of Mommy Guilt. I don't want my son to have Child Guilt and not feel that he didn't have enough time to play as a child because his parents structured his activities to fill up his every waking hour. I guess that makes me a White Trash Mom. But I'm OK with that too.

1 comment:

testblog said...

Thanks for reading the book and reviewing it! I probably sounded too harsh about the sports stuff in the book at times, LOL. One of my daughters is a sports fanatic and I let her play more than I think she probably should (crazy game times, lots of practices on school nights) but she loves it so I adapt. It's all about adapting, *sigh*. Thanks again! Michelle Lamar (aka WT Mom)