Daily Life: Family Time

11 Jul

Today we had family come in that we haven’t seen in ages!! The best part of all? They have a little girl that’s a little under E’s age. Seeing them play together tonight was unbelievably cute and of course comparing stories and tips with another mom is super fun. Especially when that mom is exactly like me!! We have so much in common that it wasn’t hard to keep the conversation going ๐Ÿ˜‰

I’m one of those relaxed/carefree mom’s who doesn’t care if my daughter’s hair is a little messy, or that she eats with her hands and she likes it! I believe in the 5 second rule because a little dirt doesn’t hurt! As long as E is happy and not putting herself in danger – I’m happy. If you are having a heart attack reading this .. you should probably stop reading because I’m about to say something most people would scream about. My daughter still takes a bottle and she’ll be two in two weeks. Now don’t get me wrong! I have tried on multiple occasions in a zillion different ways but this kid is NOT ready. Should I force her to be ready? No! Am I going to keep trying different methods until one works? Yes!! Am I going to go cold turkey? NOO! She’ll quit when she’s ready and I’ll keep trying until then.ย  My parents joke that once she hits peer pressure she’ll quit ๐Ÿ˜‰ That always makes me giggle.

But don’t you just love those rare moments? Maybe it’s just rare for me but sometimes I feel like most mom’s around me don’t quite get me, or they don’t even want to. It may just be my anxiety that throws my head through the loops but it really does feel good when you have another mom to share things with who isn’t going to judge you for what you say. Heck, we spent the majority of the night laughing at what each other said!! That’s what I’ve always thought it was supposed to be like! Sure we do a few things differently – but all in all – we just want our kids to be happy.

I read another blog about a mom who was discussing breast-feeding and how it changed her views on a few things about the mothers we surround ourself with and it really hit me. It is so important as a mom to feel like the decisions youย  make as a parent are the right one, but just because another mom doesn’t do it your way or gives you grief about what you are doing – doesn’t mean it’s wrong. It’s just different. How come there aren’t a lot more mom’s out there like this? and if there are – where are you!!??? I need a few more mom’s like this in my life and thankfully I think my family has given me a great one to keep in touch with.

Thank Goodness for family!

Love Always,

J

 

 

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4 Responses to “Daily Life: Family Time”

  1. Our Blessed Mess July 11, 2011 at 11:38 pm #

    I am one of those moms! I don’t buy passi cleansing wipes, I definitely encourage the 5 (10) second rule, my 2 yr 3 month old still has a passi, and she is allowed to walk ahead of me in public (as long as she is close!). I absolutely agree that your decisions as a parent should be made because they are best for your family. I am an avid breastfeeding mom, but I never tell other mothers they should do this. I enjoy it, my kids are great eaters, and it has saved us a TON of money. It among so many other things are what meets the needs of us. In some ways, I am glad I am a little older because I feel so threatened by other opinions and judgements. Maybe it has nothing to do with age, but I agree we need more moms to support and accept the 5 second rule mom!

    • underestimatedmom July 12, 2011 at 9:05 pm #

      See! You are exactly what we need more of in this world ๐Ÿ˜‰ I like the way you think and although I didn’t breastfeed I do think it’s good for some families! It just didn’t work for us.

  2. lovethatboy July 11, 2011 at 11:55 pm #

    … we certainly need to accept ourselves. I think what I had the hardest time with was realizing that I wasn’t the kind of mom I thought I was going to be… I thought I was going to be a cry-it-outer; I thought I was going to take that paci away at 12months…. but I’m not and I didn’t and we are very happy – doing what is right for my son and for me… learning to trust yourself is the journey, I think.

    • underestimatedmom July 12, 2011 at 9:07 pm #

      Excepting myself is something I am sadly STILL working on.. sometimes I think I’m crazy but most days I’m sane ๐Ÿ˜‰ I always feel pressured by what other mom’s think but it’s nice to finally find a few mom’s who don’t judge and really are just happy being mom’s themselves! I’m glad we are all in the same boat – it’s so much fun to share stories ๐Ÿ™‚

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