I think it's pretty well documented (like here and here) that I'm not exactly a Type A person. More like a Type A-drink-preferably-with-a-little- umbrella-on-it-will-be-lovely- now-thank-you person. Nor am I a Type A mom: not the pusher, not the over-achiever, not the stressful kind. Nope, I don't do stress, it really messes up my nap schedule.
And finally, FINALLY, I have a support group. And a manifesto. And a dry-humored English guy who thinks it's not just okay to get out of bed around 10 on the weekends, but that it's to be encouraged. Well, he says it so much better than me so let me just quote him for a second here: "A lot can be achieved by lying in bed. Simply by doing nothing, you can train children to do useful things." YES! I love this guy. I would gladly come over to his house on a Saturday and cook him breakfast if, you know, he wasn't living so far away from me and it wasn't a Saturday and I could actually cook.
Seriously though, the guy might have a great sense of humor, and you should totally read this piece with the realization that he is using it liberally, but he also has some very thoughtful ideas about parenting, and some ideas that might actually make a positive difference in the way we are with our kids.