I’ve now been blogging consistently for 2 years. Two years ago I decided one of the things I would be writing about was motherhood. I never intended on actually sharing too much about my kids as I’m really serious about protecting their privacy, but, once in a while, I can’t help but document a small slice of their childhoods.
Two years ago, my son was 3 and my daughter was about 8 months old. That means there’s actually quite a bit of their young childhoods that have been documented in some way. here While I don’t really talk about them much, I do talk a lot about how I’m raising them and how I am managing motherhood. And occasionally a story about them slips through.
At the end of last year, I decided I wanted to spruce up my old posts a bit. Anyone will tell you doing that is a time consuming activity. For the past 2 years, I’ve posted at least 3 times a week unless I was taking a blogging break, so there are quite a few to go through! Sometimes it’s felt tedious. But, other times, it reminds me of what was going on in my life and what my kids had been up to.
I’ve always maintained that my kids are really weird and funny. As they get older and more sophisticated, they seem to be getting stranger as well. But reading through my older posts has reminded me they’ve always been strange.
Check out some of my older parenting posts that have given me some chuckles or food for thought over the past few weeks.
The Funny Shorts Story: My son was about 3 and was only capable of bringing his clothes to me so I could dress him. While I attended to his little sister after their bath, bringing his shorts to me was his job, but it didn’t quite go as I had expected.
Breastfeeding My 16 Month Old is Like Nursing a Baby Cow: I honestly hadn’t thought of this one in a long time. It was written after my daughter and I had gone on my son’s field trip to the county fair and we’d seen a cow milking demonstration. I just thought of it recently when my daughter mooed at me and I told her she was my baby cow.
Baby, Don’t Grow Up Too Fast: When my daughter’s pediatrician was baffled when I told her my daughter hated tummy time at 6 months old, but really, really wanted to crawl. She saw it for herself. I wasn’t kidding.
Breastfeeding and Nausea: Okay, not a story about my kids, but something I had completely forgot about now that my daughter has been weaned for a while. I still find it weird, and I’m so glad I never have to go through that again since I’m done having kids.
A Letter From My Daughter: We tried really hard to teach her how to roll over, but she clearly wasn’t having any of it!
Why Are My Kids So Tired Today?: Oh, how I miss those days when both of my kids napped at the same time. Well, my oldest still loves his quiet time, but he’s very noisy during quiet time, but refuses to leave his room until it’s snack time, so I’m a bit baffled by him.