Raising kids was so much easier before we had one! I had it all figured out until Kendall came along...now not so much.
In college I had to write my philosophy of Education...What I thought was important in the process of learning. My instructor cautioned us that our philosophy would always be changing and developing. I'm figuring the same is true in parenting. I've made a list of some of my changing philosophies....this is deep, people....
Kids in Momma's bed--
Then--I swore our kids would never ever sleep with us.
Parents who do, lack discipline.
Now--My favorite thing in the world is snuggling
Kendall girl in bed. Michael probably likes it
more than I do. And before I get the
smushing-the-baby-in-our-sleep lecture...it hardly
ever happens. Just saying I like it when it does.
Pretty sure I won't like it when she's fifteen
Spit Shine--Need I say more?
Now--Is that a smudge on her cheek?
Kid with Boogies in their noses...
Then--Someone should report those parents to DCS.
Now--What's one little boogie gonna hurt? She's
happy and it's time for church...no sense in ticking her off
with the booger sucker! The way I figure it's
counterproductive. The screaming fit that is induced by
the sucker only makes more boogers. I'll just keep the
ones we already have!
Kids with long fingernails--
Then: Yucky Yuck
Now: Those nails are so teny tiny and these clippers are
so big. I'm pretty sure she'll need all ten fingers to play
Beethoven and write her great novel. We'll cut them later!