Before I became a mother, I used to think that the term "lazy mom" was a bad thing. I envisioned a woman forever couch-bound, yelling instructions to her kids because she doesn't want to get up and do it herself. Now that I am a mom of an almost-two year old, I will wear that "lazy mom" title with pride. Honestly, being a "lazy mom" just means being easy-going, and I'm all about easy when it comes to parenthood. Thankfully, being a lazy mom prepares you for toddlerhood in ways very few things can, and now that my kid is throwing tantrums on the regular and starting to push boundaries and exploring a world he is starting to notice, my "laziness" is coming in handy like never before.
I honestly feel like mothers need to reclaim "lazy" as a badge of honor. Instead of caving to the social expectations that demand we sacrifice everything about ourselves and never lose sight of our children for even a second and forever be available to them at every hour of every day, we should be proud that we find easy ways to deal with parenthood; ways that allow us the ability to take time for ourselves; ways that don't mean that we're constantly exhausted or teetering towards the edges of our sanity or giving up on goals that dreams that previously meant so very much to us. If being a multi-faceted human being who can multitask and come up with quick solutions to parenthood makes me a lazy mom, I am so very proud to be a "lazy mom."
I'm not going to essentially run myself ragged for my kid, because my kid needs me well-rested and at the top of my game. That's why being a lazy mom helps you with toddlerhood in the following ways because, yep, when your kid is a toddler you'll need all the energy you can get.