To The Mom Behind the Curtain
… because every mom wants to be an all-powerful wizard.
We want to create magic for our children with wonderful birthday parties and trips. And we want to be in control of everything. Be honest now!
But really we have no idea what we’re doing.
Here at the Mom Behind the Curtain, I’ll give you a little peek behind the curtain and share a little of my magic. Otherwise known as hard work and research, for everything from trip planning to web page development, with a little bit of creativity thrown in. We’re a family of big readers, so I’ll also share my best book lists for kids and how to encourage your kids to read, read, read.
But why should you listen to me?
Proof that I know what I’m doing:
– My kids refused to eat chocolate cake for breakfast. No, really! I tried this the morning after a big birthday party when they were younger. They were appalled!*
– My teens don’t approve of the music I listened to when I was a teen. Listening to a country music station in the car has been met with, “Um, Mom. I don’t think this song is very appropriate,” and Bon Jovi got, “That’s not singing! That’s just yelling.” (Ah, yes. I give away my age with that; I know.)
So let’s get started!
Pay no attention to the Mom Behind the Curtain.
(Wizard of Oz reference. If you don’t recognize it, then you clearly didn’t watch the Wizard of Oz enough as a child. Didn’t you know it came on every year? Oh, and there is also a book. A series in fact and I’ve read all of them.)
– E.S. Ivy
* The irony is, that as wrote this post, I had to tell my teen daughter that she couldn’t eat cheesecake for breakfast. Ha! They still need me. Like I said, “Pay no attention to the mom behind the curtain.”