I have a shadow.
His name is Rowdy.
When Daddy isnt around he follows me everywhere I go.
It drives me nuts.
I love my kids to pieces but all I ask is to be able to go to the bathroom without an audience.
And to shower in private.
And get dressed without a million giggles.
Let me tell you abit about Rowdy and maybe you can let me in on some parenting facts that I did not read in the "How to be a Good Parent" Manual.
Rowdy enjoys keeping busy from the second he opens his eyes until he falls asleep at night.
He does not stop.
Even for TV.
Rowdy has a hard time playing independently.
He always wants Mommy to play a game, play a sport, play in the sandbox....just play with him.
But Mommy has things to do.
And Mommy would like to do those things while Rowdy plays nearby.
Without Rowdy following behind her asking "Are you done yet?"
"How much longer till' you can play with me?"
Have I mentioned how much this drives me crazy?
Because it does.
It really does.
So fill me in. What have I missed in teaching my children to become independent and have vivid imaginations? Why cant he play cars? Do a craft? Build a fort? Play with the gazillion pieces of Lego he has? Colour?