Thursday, February 24, 2011

An eternal newbie.

I am ALWAYS going to be new at this.


Though I have 3 kids I'm always new at being a Mama of my oldest child as she is always the oldest child I've parented. My other two children are so individual that trying to be the same way with all 3 is insulting to all of us. The dynamics of the ages and stages of my girls changes from day to day and sometimes from hour to hour. I'm faced with new challenges and new discoveries so regularly that sometimes the learning curve can seem steep. I've had some challenges in the last few days that have had me wondering if I know anything at all.

This is not a declaration of frustration (though I can feel frustrated sometimes)or an admission of defeat but just the reality of the situation. On the flip side there is always room for growth and discovery. Parenting certainly feels like a journey!

3 comments:

mum+dad=akira and linkin and elijah said...

Wow. I was just thinking this exact thing days ago. Also how parenting doesn't get easier-just different challenges.

Once again, we are strangely in sync despite not knowing each other!!

Rachael said...

YES. I've often thought this. Infact I would say every new thing seems harder than what has gone before. My boy is about to turn 7 and every day something will come up that I have no idea how to handle!

Sazz said...

Yeah I was thinking the same thing too :) We're eternally screwed ;P

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