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Stunt moms

By Richie Ann Ashcraft

I've tried very hard to make sure that I'm the one doing most things for my kids. So far, I think I've done a pretty good job of being present where I need to be.

But as we're entering the kid years, I'm starting to realize that I can't do everything all of time.

Case in point, the fall baseball schedule. On day one, I print the schedules and write games onto the master mommy calendar. What I'm looking for, in particular, are conflicting games. Games where Marek is supposed to play in Orchard Mesa at 5:30 and Soren is playing in Grand Junction at 5:45. It's pretty obvious that I can't physically be in two places at once, as much as I'd like to be. Then, I try to come up with some kind of magically plan to make it all happen.

Example: Last week, Marek had a game and the older boys had a school function at the same time. Marty was working. What's a mom to do?

You get a stunt mom.

That night, I had a mom take my kids to the school. I also volunteered to be a stunt mom that same night for a kid on the baseball team whose own mom couldn't get all her kids to all places at the same time. So, while I had someone filling in for me, I was filling in for someone else.

I'm learning that stunt mom is just a part of the kid years. Sometime you need one and sometimes you'll play one.

And that's okay. We all need a little help every once in awhile.

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That’s so true, Richie. I have seen you strive to not only be present, but to provide your boys with a very hand-on approach to parenting. Using a stunt mom when necessary is smart. Plus your kids know that you’d be there if you could. Good job!




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