Where does the time go? I can’t believe my little man is entering the world of “tweens”. We spent the afternoon at Krazy City in Plymouth Meeting and then he went to Dave and Buster’s in the evening. I think he was too exhausted to realize he was celebrating. He did say it was the best birthday! and that’s what matters.
For six years, I was use to managing a schedule for only one child. Now I am challenged with dividing my time, affection, support, nurturing and overall parenting times 2. I am finding that no matter the ages of your children they will always require your attention. When my little man is off from school I try to plan a mommy & son activity even it is simply going to lunch. I feel sometimes he thinks our little one gets more attention because she is younger. In her defense, I explain to him she does require more because she is not as independent. I’m not sure if this flies with him.
For me our daily homework time is the hardest because my attention and focus is on getting the homework assignments completed, dinner, and finding an activity for my little one. I wish there was a perfect formula for bringing all of this together.
Please feel free to share your formula, ideas or thoughts on handling the daily challenge of parenting two or more……
On Saturday me and my little man were headed home from an activity when he said “mom I have something to tell you”. In my mind I was thinking, Oh Lord what happened in school on Friday that he forgot to tell me. After I exhaled, he finally revealed he had a crush on his math classmate. I think my response was ok, what do you say next? This revelation brought on a slight makeover for my little man.
When I went upstairs on Saturday evening the smell smacked me in the face-my little man had doused himself with cologne. I demanded he jump in the shower, whew! On Monday I thought we were through with the cologne, what was I thinking? His crush was obviously going to be in school. He did a quick spritz of cologne before heading out to the bus. Next, he rinsed with mouthwash. This was interesting in light of the fact I have a hard time getting this kid to brush his teeth. I need to thank his crush and I’m sure his teeth are happy. Did any of the kids on the bus stop notice the cologne and his sparkling teeth? and if so what were they thinking?