As the school year begins and the chaos and whirlwind starts to surround you there is one creature you need to beware of -- the scary mom! She has everything organized and figured out and doesn't mind telling everyone about it. Her kids have been reading high school textbooks for fun and doing complex math during dinner the whole summer and they're ready to kick your kid’s ass in school.
Her kids' lunches are organic homemade creations in trendy bento-box lunch boxes and their new clothes match their equally new backpacks.
And with perfectly coiffed hair, they’re all walking hand in hand to school with plenty of time to spare.
But you - you’re stuffing string cheese and crackers into your children’s faded and banged-up lunch boxes (reminder to get to Target!) and shoving the lunches into their old backpacks as you rush them out the door hoping they won't be late for their first day of school.
You're just happy you got them to shower last night and in bed at a reasonable hour. You're pretty sure they've forgotten most of their reading and writing skills during the summer. The summer of all-day play dates and way too late bed times.
An encounter with a scary mom can make even the most confident mom second-guess herself...or feel inadequate.
But don't be intimidated by these moms. As you watch your kids wave goodbye with their big smiles and messy hair, remember that they are happy, healthy and clean and that deserves a gold star!