I could use a Tiger Mom
Saturday, March 10, 2018
As I sit here this morning, blogging instead of walking, my mind turned to thinking about a 2011 book that was very controversial here in the school system where I live. It's a huge county with a school system of 100,000 students.
The book is 'Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother' by Amy Chua. If you missed the book and the meaning of the phrase Tiger Mom, here's a link to catch up.
What if every morning, my Tiger Mom stood next to me and shrieked something negative about the prior day's achievements?
--- "you call 60 minutes of Pilates good? You should have done some cardiac as well. You know your dad died very young."
--- "You paid for Physical Therapy and conveniently let the daily work at home slide. What are you? Crazy?!"
--- "You're going to eat that crap? After all the work you did to lose 4 pounds, you're going to risk cravings for a lousy piece of bad pizza?"
Or what if SparkPeople included a bot that popped up and did the Tiger Mom screaming?
Honestly I think it would motivate me to achieve more.
What price would I pay for all the negative words in other parts of me?