I had a silly catch phrase when my kids were little. Any time I’d mess up, like forgetting to sign the field trip form or arriving five minutes late to retrieve my child from piano practice, I’d say, “Rats! I won’t get that Mother of the Year Award.” It was my goofy way of acknowledging that I’m not perfect. In that spirit, I’ve compiled some helpful tips on guaranteed ways to lose the Mother of the Year competition.
1. Show up half an hour late for parent/teacher conference and exclaim, “My massage therapist just needed a little extra time on my feet.”