Sigh. We try to do things differently. Branch out. Be brave. Be bold. Be open to change.
So when I took the Kveller “Which Celebrity Jewish Mother Are You?” quiz, I made a concerted decision to choose what I really thought would be my answers, not just what I think Kveller thinks Mayim Bialik would answer.
I didn’t choose that I’d like to cook a vegan meal with my kids, for example, opting instead to read books and take a walk with them, which is what I think I would prefer these days! I didn’t choose that I’d nurse my 3-year-old simply because I have nursed a 3-year-old…
Alas, the answer came up, and I got Mayim Bialik.
For the record, a lot of features of Attachment Parenting are specific to the early years, such as decisions about safely co-sleeping and bed-sharing, breastfeeding, baby wearing, and such. However, the elements of Attachment Parenting that remain critical are being in touch with your child’s feelings and wanting closeness and connection to the be the basis of your decisions about how to parent. Not hitting or threatening or using reward and punishment are still the foundations of my parenting, and I guess I can’t escape myself it seems!
Which celebrity mother are you most like!? I’m sure we’d all get along, but for those of you in modest skirts talking about feelings and still cuddling your 10-year-old, here’s a virtual fist bump!