Only becoming a mother, I realized that the work of our parents was clearly underestimated: an annual sewing of New Year’s style dresses “snowflake” from gauze, soaked in blue, would now be worth the “Mother of the Year” award! Nowadays, in time to choose a New Year costume on the Internet is already considered almost a maternal feat.
I, as you know, have three children, and the hot season begins before the New Year: school and kindergarten corporate parties. Frankly, I’m not one of those parents who, with tears of happiness before their eyes, listen to poems about the red nose of Santa Claus in the performance of other people’s children. The languid singing of a worn-out plate about a Christmas tree, which, like in my five years, it’s still cold in winter, and I need to warm it up and dress it up, I’m ready to listen. But the turn of twenty extraneous offspring who sit on their knees at FIZRUK-Ded Moroz is an annual tax on happy motherhood, which I pay, but without pleasure.
Especially infuriates a wild injustice, first in relation to me, then towards my children. Yes, I was not an artistic child, who danced on the front lines and lifted his feet in dance above all. But still you can not put the child in the furthest, tenth row behind the tree, so that he does not spoil the general picture of the mass-genius-entertainer Marivanna. When I saw my eldest student at the Moscow Ring Road, a childish insult drove me to my throat. And I decided to finally say it. Thirty years later. I expressed everything that I think about the matinees, the teacher of my son. Now the child dances and sings – all the same languidly, but in the first row. Well, just my mother’s pride!
But Mila did not disappoint me. Daughter decided that with the beauty of this you can not sing at all. What for? If you can clean the children’s table with cakes, without waiting for the end of the matinee. While everyone speaks, and the choice of snacks is more, and competition for them is less. When I sent my husband a photo report from the event where Mila dexterously deals with the mead, while her colleagues sing a song about snowdrifts, my father proudly said: “My school!”
But the most difficult thing is to organize a children’s cottage at home. If the five-year plans do not blow up your interior, this, in your opinion, is already a great success. And in order not to smash, bribes are needed (these are children’s gifts), overseers (animators), tranquilizers (snack from pizza, sosisons and other garbage) and cellmates (friends of the corresponding age). However, if you already have children, you yourself know about nine circles not of Dante’s, but of DeMorozov’s hell – around the sofa, which would be better to lay something before the children’s holiday …