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29 September 2010 @ 09:54 am
THIS is where I make my money back.  

Only he's not getting paid. Oh, well.

Tom Sawyer's house looks a lot like a beach in the south pacific, doesn't it? Funny.

But seriously, it was if the kid was born to be on stage or in front of a camera. Of course, I think genetics plays a role. Nolan doesn't like to advertise that he has the exact same degree I do, and rolls his eyes about the boys being enrolled in musical theatre, but I know he's proud, too. Neither one of us are really stage parents, though. You know those mothers who are there every step of the kids' day? The ones that still wipe the kid's nose when they're perfectly capable of doing it themselves? I call them 'Alpha Moms.' I, to coin a phrase from one of my dear friends, Jayme, am a 'Beta Mom.' I'm hanging out, waiting for them to need me, but making sure they actually do before I step in.

And honestly? I tried to help him with line interp. It's one of the five things in life that I do really well, but true to ten year-old form, he waved his hand and said, "I got this, Mom."

Fine. But I'm standing over here waiting when I'm needed.
 
 
I am:: at the bar
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Not a lady at all: age: sixcosmo_jenny on September 29th, 2010 05:32 pm (UTC)
I, to coin a phrase from one of my dear friends, Jayme, am a 'Beta Mom.' I'm hanging out, waiting for them to need me, but making sure they actually do before I step in.
I think most awesome mums are beta moms because they let their kid the room to breathe and explore and push their boundaries and all these things makes awesome and responsible adults later because these people don't need other to tell to take every step.
tracyj23: Castle - guys making stuff uptracyj23 on September 29th, 2010 06:35 pm (UTC)
I love that you're a Beta mom. There are too many of those Alphas out there and they're not doing their kids any favours. The poor things fall flat on their faces as soon as mommy isn't there to do everything for them.

Your boys are so cute.
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: BBT - Rajjandjsalmon on September 30th, 2010 12:11 am (UTC)
Alpha moms freak me the heck out. I'm sure Ethan will be FABULOUS. He definitely has it in his genes. :)
O Demanding One: Express: Happy Heffalumpheyurs on September 30th, 2010 01:45 am (UTC)

He's got it, Mom! ;D