Life here gets pretty damn busy at times. I'm a stay-at-home mom to a 10 and 5 year old, doubling as a work-from-home employee through the days and evenings, as well as author during "off" hours, early morning runner, and devoted partner to my husband of nearly 10 years. Basically, I'm a boss and proud of it. I do my very best to give my two kids all the attention they need and deserve, but there are times I totally let LeapFrog parent my kid. If I didn't? Well, then I wouldn't get a damn thing done.
I'm no Super Woman, don't claim to be, and don't want to be held up to those impossible standards. Even though I attempt to excel in everything I'm involved with each and ever day day, I still fail. After all, I'm just a human being and live, not to mention my children, demand so much of me and usually all at once.
With my kids out of school for the summer and my schedule staying the same (if not more packed and busy and overwhelming), I'm having to find alternatives to me being 100 percent present so I can, you know, work to pay the bills and stuff. This means things like Netflix, PlayStation, and Leapfrog are doing some of my job for me, and I'm OK with that. While I do limit time on the television (a'la Netflix and Playstation), LeapFrog is totally cool with me. When my kids are on it, I know they're learning. All the games are educational and great when I'm in a pinch for a little "supervision" while I finish up work. Here's some of the other times LeapFrog does my job and, no, I am not ashamed.