Thursday, October 20, 2011

my kids have taught me a few things

As the mom of 2 kids a 6 year old girl  and a 3 year old boy I thought I'd share a few things I have learned since becoming a parent:

1.  Kids have boogers and they cough.  We should own the company Kleenex. 

2.  Never say "My kids will never do that."  As soon as you say it they will do it! Trust me!

3.  Puke is so gross until it is your own kid throwing up and then all you want to do is help them even if it means you may get some on you.

4. Kids will do as you do, not as you say.  They watch, listen and learn from you, the parent.

5.  No two kids are alike.  Don't even try to compare kids.  When I see moms do this it breaks my heart.  Yes, I was once that mom, now I realize comparing does NO good.

6.  Sometimes kids eat and sometimes they don't.  If my kids miss I meal I have learned to NOT freak out about it.

7.  If one kid gets something the other needs the exact same thing or they WILL fight.

8.  Kids have their own opinion about EVERYTHING.  And they should.  Sometimes it is exhausting, but I have learned to let things go.

9.  All privacy is gone. I can't remember the last time I went potty alone.  And if it wasn't a kid in the bathroom one of the dogs found their way in.

10.  My heart is so full and over flowing with love.  I never knew I could love my kids this much.

Yes, even from afar on the soccer field she says,  "NO more pictures mom."

I love them even when they won't smile for the camera, when they are covered in oatmeal, wearing a fleece jacket and a life jacket with no water in sight. Sigh.

I know I have so much more to learn!  

Bring it :)


Love from Texas said...

I am right with you on all of this. Great advice :)

Molly said...

Great advice! Being a mom is the best job in the whole world. We are truly blessed!

Kelli said...

These are all so very true...especially #2. They are so worth each lesson.

Kelli W said...

I am living #1 right now! All three of my boys are coughing and snotting all over everything! I have to work hard at not comparing Henry and Grant. I think them being so close in age makes it even harder!

Jillian said...

Oh girl you are speaking to me!! The comparing thing is so hard for me because I have two girls. But I don't do it in a wrong way I just think, well Emerson was doing this but Ansley isn't or Ansley is doing this and Emerson didn't. I guess I thought having two girls they would be identical. Well that was CRAZY talk because these girls are total opposites!! Love the picture of H in jewelry!!

Anonymous said...

Oh Miss Angie... I want to copy this and hand it out to all new mommies and mommies-to-be!!! Every word is the truth... love it!

Stacy @ Cardigans and Crayons said...

Love it. I seriously laughed at loud at the picture and that he was "covered in oatmeal, wearing a fleece jacket and a life jacket with no water in sight."

Perfectly Imperfect said...

I love this. Can I tell you how much I enjoy coming to your blog and seeing how things might be for me and my little one in just a few years?!? You give me hope that toddlerhood might not actually kill me :)

Carrie said...

that is great Angie! we sure do learn alot about ourselves through our kids! it's great to see the world through their eyes and so funny about the pictures! you can't take too many...and I love those unposed silly ones! ;-)