Why the Mom’s Code?
In general, I’m an optimist and feel very fortunate in my life, but I still struggle because life is never perfect. I worry a lot. Sometimes I worry I haven’t exposed my kids to enough of the world, so I overreact and create unmanageable schedules for them. Then I worry they are overscheduled and don’t have enough time to just play. But when they do have free time, they don’t play and sometimes even act lazy, and I worry about that.
I’m really embarrassed about this, but I made my daughter go to a soup kitchen so I could put community service on her preschool application.
In Korea, we all pretend to go away for the holidays but we really use the time to force our children into intensive sessions so they can jump a level in their English, instrument, or sport.