I make my bed every day. It is not a chore to me, it's just part of life, like sleeping and putting on underwear. While having kids challenged the “neat freak” in me, it didn’t affect my Type A tendencies. And let’s face it, Type A moms are the best friend everyone needs. We carry stain remover, have memorized the standard testing schedule, and always have a spare gift stashed away for a last minute occasion. (Actually, if anyone is in the market for a lavender tealight candle set, I’d really like to unload that. I need the closet space.)
Type A moms like me are too concerned about getting things "right" than we are about getting credit for them. I am happy to help other moms, only because it means I am influencing others to conform to my way way of doing things. I’m not exaggerating, either. I mean, it’s stressful to have so many parenting styles out there, especially as my kids get older. My daughter is becoming a tween and I’m met with a lot of, “But so-and-so’s mom lets her,” comments when we get into it about having a Youtube account. I really wish I could gather all the families of my children’s friends together so we can agree on how we’re handling things outside of school. And by “agree,” I guess I mean agree to whatever my plan is, because I thoroughly researched it and it is the most effective. According to me.
Bossiness can be a dangerous byproduct of being Type A, and I am able to control my need to control everything (see what I did there?). Luckily, being Type A and having a sense of humor are not mutually exclusive. There are lots of reasons why we make terrific buddies: