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Happy Birthday! Now Do Your Homework

Feb 09, 2015 07:48AM ● Published by Pamela Hampton

On Feb. 5, my son celebrated his 8th birthday! 

I remember when we brought him home from the hospital my mother-in-law told me to cherish every moment with the kids while they are young, because they grow up so fast. She was right! 

As we go about our daily schedule, I think about how I used to have to do everything for them and now they are so self-sufficient. Although it seems like they are growing up fast it also seems like it took forever to get them to this point.  

I am that mother that has a schedule, and that schedule is the gospel. Don’t get me wrong, the schedule has to be altered depending on the season, event or activity, but I schedule those wisely.  

I’ve stuck to my schedule for so long that my kids know what to do without me telling them. How great is that? 

When I give mommy advice I always start with a schedule. I’ve learned that kids need to know what happens when. When kids know what’s going to happen on a regular basis they are less stressed, and yes kids can experience stress. 

My kids know the daily schedule, but I don't tell them everything. A lot of information is on a need to know basis, and usually they don’t need to know. 

As a mom I know it is my job to make my kids exceptional members of society; I know this because it’s written on my schedule.

Kid 2 Kid

Have you ever wondered if kids could plan their own birthday events what they would choose?

My son responded that he would choose a Chicago Bulls vs. Golden State basketball game and get a basketball with the Golden State logo. My daughter said she would get a magic wand and fairy wings and fly the family to the Kingdom of Fantasy. While we we are there we would go to Toyland, she said. 

Well, according to my schedule, it’s time to read some fiction novels with my kids and discuss what they want to be when they grow up.

About me

I am an Oswego mom to two wonderful kids and the wife of the greatest man I know. I have written 3 children’s books all about my kids, the stories are true and the material is endless. I have a Bachelor’s Degree from Chicago State University and a Master’s Degree from DeVry’s Keller School of Management. You can catch me around town shopping, at the movies or volunteering at my kids' school.

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