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Thursday, June 20, 2013

It's Hard No Matter Where You Are

My sister and I, with our four and three kids respectively, occasionally think back to our one-child or two-child selves.  "Remember when we each just had one baby and we thought that was hard?!?"  "Hahaha, remember when we only had two kids each and we though that was hard?!?!"  *incredulous laughter*

But you know what?  It was hard.  When I think back to when I only had one child, I think about how difficult it was to adjust to life as a mom, how new everything was to me, and how much I worried.  It was hard. I think back to when I just had two kids and they were the same ages as my youngest two are now, and it was hard because it was JUST me ALL the time.  Now, my oldest child is able to help out in small, but valuable ways that make taking care of the younger two just a little bit easier.  
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9 comments:

  1. This post resonates with me so much right now! I find it so frustrating when people tell me that I'll miss the stage I'm in, if I mention that it is hard. Thanks for being real. :)

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    1. I hate it when people tell me that too! They're right, we will probably miss this when we get older and past this stage, but they need to remember that when you're right here, right now, somedays/weeks are just plain hard and a little understanding and empathy would go a long way. You might enjoy this post too: http://supermommyornot.blogspot.com/2013/02/treasure-every-moment.html

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  2. Those that are telling you that you will miss this stage when you get old also had people telling them the same thing at one time. All my children are grown now and I understand what I had been told. I am guilty of telling those with young children that because it is true. BUT when you are at that point in your life you just don't have the time to really enjoy it.

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    1. You are the one person that doesn't bother me when you say that :) I take it as a compliment from you since it obviously means that you miss raising such a perfect child, right, Mom?

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  3. You are so right. It was hard w one and it is hard at times w 3!

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  4. Amen! Everyone is different and all mommies are equally as important whether they have one baby or 20. :-) Nice to hear I'm not the only one who gets discouraged! It does remind me of something an older mom told me once: It never gets easier, you just get stronger.

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  5. Being a Mother is not easy.Every stages of our live is different from having a 1 child until it gets 3. It has mixed feelings but the best feeling is to see my kids growing up even there were times they fight.

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  6. Great post! Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Babies and Beyond linkup. :)

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