You have to go out and aren’t sure when you’ll be back. You:
Tell your child to keep the door locked and not to answer the phone.
Leave your child at a safe place — the kids’ room at the YMCA, for example.
Leave your kid with Grandma/the aunts/all of the above.
Know your child’ll be fine. You’ve got an incredible neighborhood watch.
Take your child with you. Everywhere.
Your idea of a good time with the kids is:
Going on a photographic/non-hunting safari with the whole family.
Scoping out the neighborhood and checking out tag sales. The kids have a great time picking through other people’s “junk.”
Building things together. A model. A clubhouse. A house.
Going on walks, enjoying the foliage, and becoming one/blending in with nature.
Swimming, fishing and collecting shells.
Disciplining your kids isn't easy, but:
You’ll scold them, but you’ll be damned if anyone else does.
You work things out within the family.
You are infinitely patient with your children.
You’ll forgive your kids and take them back no matter what.
What Mama says goes.
Your thoughts on child-rearing are:
Teach them to dive right in and not be afraid to get their feet wet.
It takes a village/herd to raise a child.
A little mischievousness is good. A perfect child just isn’t natural.
Keep the kids busy — it’s always good for them to have a project.
Your baby is always your baby.
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