Tuesday, December 4, 2012


I do not have any children nor am I truly ready to be a mother.  Besides the fact that I just got married, I believe I am too selfish to be a parent.  I enjoy napping, having lazy Sundays where I don’t get out of bed, and taking spur of the moment road trips.  Being a good and attentive parent means putting your child’s needs ahead of your own.  When I become a parent, I know that my napping will be greatly reduced, lazy Sundays will be nonexistent, and I’ll have to trade in my spontaneity for a balanced routine. 
Maurice Elia wrote an article on Edutopia titled, “Parents: Make Bedtime a Social-Emotional Moment with Your Kids.” She discusses the importance for both parents and children to have a special bonding time before bed.  This time should be spent reading, reflect on your day, and generally, just calm down.  When I read this article, it really showed me the type of parent I want to be.  I want to be a parent that promotes the social-emotional development of my children.  Life can get so chaotically busy; it is so important to have a designated time spent together.   


  1. Hi Jessica,
    Yes being a parent is definitely time consuming and gone is much of your free time. Reading at bedtime is a great calming time for children and also a bonding time. I can see how it would create good social-emotional development.

  2. I loved the bedtime ritual. When we read Arabian Nights, I lit an oil lamp every night...I'm already looking forward to my grandson getting to the age where he can sit though chapter books.