I saw a friend today who I haven't seen in over 10 years! It was so great seeing her! We exchanged numbers and I'm really hoping we can get together soon. She told me she has a toddler and I can't wait to meet him.
But I started thinking about where we'd meet; my house or hers? Should we meet a neutral place instead? Then I started thinking,
If I bring *all* three of mine to her house of one child, they're going to ransack the place!
If she brings her son here, though, she's not going to want her little one playing with all of our
She's probably going to get upset because my kids will be too rough with him and want to play with his toys and want to hold him and get him "dirty" and...
After I had this little conversation with myself, I had to chuckle. (This happens often.)
I was totally that mom when I had one child.
Every time my sweet, precious, new baby
Every time another child viciously slobbered all over my sweet, precious, new baby's toy, I cringed.
If another child man-handled my child, I cringed.
Ok. I'm still not totally cool with that.
Now, after 3 kids, my standards are quite low. I'm all like, Bring on the slobber! We gotta build up some immunities!
To be fair, I know a sweet mom of 5 boys who is a self-proclaimed Germaphobe. So while some of us roll with the punches with each subsequent child, others tighten the reins. And there are still things that I'm a
And I'm sure not all first-time moms are that up-tight. Who knows, maybe my friend isn't either?
But I have to admit, thinking about trying to keep my 3 adorable
I've totally been there. :)
We found a couple of slugs hanging out on some plastic in the back yard.