Being a Fun Mum is having the ability to use one’s imagination to think like a child. Read Be A Fun Mum: What it Means for a summary. Now what are the ingredients of a Fun Mum?
First you need a large serving, let’s say a dish, of Mary Poppins.
Mary Poppins = Firm yet fun. Organised yet spontaneous. Direct yet understanding. Imaginative yet realistic. Able to “Love the Moment” yet dream for the future.
Next you need to lace the mix with a dose of Pollyanna.
Pollyanna = A happy heart. Pollyanna’s “The Glad Game” aligns itself nicely to “Love the Moment”. Pollyanna’s “The Glad Game,” is an optimistic attitude she learned from her father. The idea is to find something to be glad about in every situation. One Christmas Pollyanna was hoping for doll in the missionary barrel and found a pair of crutches instead. Pollyanna’s father taught her to look for the good—in this case, to be glad about the crutches because “we don’t need ’em!”
Now you can’t really be a Fun Mum unless you add a dash of Willy Wonka.
Willy Wonka = A little wacky. A little bit of mystery and a little bit of craziness goes a long way; a little bit — mind you — not too much.
Ingredients of a FunMum
Firm yet fun. Organised yet spontaneous. Direct yet understanding. Imaginative yet realistic. Able to “Love the Moment” yet dream of the future.
See the happiness in small moments
Be crazy sometimes and laugh — a lot.