A Mom’s Post Goes Viral For Saying You Should Aspire To Be A Lazy Parent

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Heard of the popular #parentinggoals hashtag?

We use it to describe parenting accomplishments, things that we strive for or sometimes just downright humorous antics.

A mom has taken those parenting goals to a completely new level with what she calls a lazy parenting style and says that it’s something that we should all strive for.

But she may just be spot on.

Brooke Hampton, a Mom and owner of the Holy Flow Parenting Facebook page and a blog, Barefoot Five, calls herself a “lazy mom” and she sees it as a perfectly good thing.

She recently shared a photo online which has now gone viral, of her 13-year-old daughter, sitting with a notebook and pen on her lap, surrounded by receipts, doing some major number crunching.

She handles our household grocery budget each month. I was shocked at how many messages I got telling me she was too young to have so much responsibility,” wrote the mother of three.

So this “lazy mom” title that has been given to her that she has fully embraced, is taken as a compliment. “Well, they can judge me all they want, but I’m preparing my kids not to need me. And I personally believe that’s the greatest gift I can give them.”

Clever, right?

It might not be as easy as it sounds though. Brooke explains that there actually isn’t anything lazy about it.

Just think about it: It will probably only take you a couple of minutes to wipe down the dinner table after a meal. However, teaching and guiding your preschooler how to do the same task will actually take you a lot longer.

There is probably a lot more to this whole “lazy mom” thing. Helping and uiding our children through things like budgeting and managing households will be learned through experience at home – so it’s up to us as parents, to make that happen.

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