Can a person be mildly Type A? If “easygoing organized” is a type, than I suppose that’s what I am. I land comfortably in between refrigerator organized with labels and standing in front of the fridge trying to figure out what to eat. Let’s call it “Type A-“. I’m okay with that.
I think that the secret to Type A- parenting is always having a Plan B. When the kids don’t nap or we’re all cranky and hot in the house, we need to do something that doesn’t require a lot of work or planning. I have a secret list of Plan B activities that can be done at a moment’s notice and can take place from 4-5:30pm .
One of my favorite Plan B activities is driving up to Westmont College. If we time it right, we can watch Tovi’s team practice (and kick some goals ourselves on the sidelines). If not, we go for a nice wander in the formal garden and try to find all the bridges. I may or may not use this time to shove my adorable children in front of unsuspecting college students in an attempt to find potential babysitters. I mean, of course I do.
I guess that this is my secret to motherhood. Make plans, but hold them loosely. Whatever we’ve planned to do is not nearly as important as just doing it together and being cheerful about it.
And wouldn’t you be cheerful if this was your Plan B?