Mik and I were talking last night about how crusie a baby Rex is.
We both agreed that all our kids have been different. Rex is a very easy kid to please. Nothing is too hard for him. If he sees me packing up toys, he will help me pack them away, if he sees me doing laundry, he wants to help also. He is just the sweetest kid.
Whilst he is a crusie kid, Mik and I both said that we are also different parents. We were both so highly strung when we had Dusty, we didn’t really know what we were doing, I just went with whatever my motherly instinct said, and it was friggen hard. The twins, well it was hard purely because there is 2 of them, but also there were complications in the beginning, and the worst part was having #mumguilt for Dustin. So much focus was on the twins. It was no ones fault, it was just happened.
Now we feel like we are more relaxed, more confident, more realistic in regards to parenting. We understand now that not everything turns out how you saw in your mind what parenting would be like.
My kids still eat dirt and pick up worms, sometimes stand in dog shit - just like I never imagined.
They are feral.
They can be polite with encouragement lol
THEY ARE KIDS!
For me now parenthood is about letting them be kids. Play in dirt, splash in puddles, play fight and getting messy. Just like we were, when we were kids.
Some days I lie and tell them the internets down and we can’t watch power rangers on Netflix, and in those moments we have so much fun outside. Today I’ve realised I need to lie to them about the internet more often lol even when it’s cold outside. •
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