I Was Fun Mom for One Day – and It Was Awesome

Susan Maccarelli

I am not a fun mom. Being fun is not fun for me and my idea of fun is knowing that my kids are clean, fed and rested. See? I told you I’m not fun.

I’ve seen those posts about what would happen if you said ‘Yes’ to everything your kids asked for just one day. I’ve wondered what it might feel like to be fun and toyed with the idea of trying it, but it seemed unnatural. Until last week when something came over me and I was fun for an entire day. The clock eventually struck midnight, and I’m happily back to my stuffy, strict self, but it was fun while it lasted.

My kids looked at me like I had three heads and then embraced fun mommy and came along for the ride. I learned a lot in just one day as my alter ego and I actually . . . had fun!



Head to the Family Room

Susan tried out being the "fun mom" for a day and she LOVED it. Do you allow yourself to do the same?

Susan Maccarelli authors a humor blog called Pecked To Death By Chickens, and feeds her attention-seeking behavior by having her submissions featured on such sites as Blogher, The Huffington Post, In The Powder Room, Mamapedia and BonBon Break. Susan has also been published as a contributor in the mom humor anthology I Still Just Want to Pee Alone. In addition, she is the creator of Beyond Your Blog, a resource site that focuses on helping bloggers and writers successfully submit their writing for publication, and the host of a weekly podcast featuring editors sharing tips for getting published on their sites.