Although it’s hard to remember a time when I was the parent of just one child, it did exist, and it was only seven years ago. As with most first time Moms, there was certainly a
bit of panic touch of anxiety as I listened to experienced Moms share their stories, read countless articles and books on how to not totally damage your child with bad parenting, and hoped with every visit that my son’s pediatrician wouldn’t tell me I was doing it wrong.
I did make it through, and Joey is mostly normal.
It’s funny to think how my parenting style has evolved over the last seven years, and the difference between parenting my first, second and third children.
For example, Joey (1st child) used to sit in his high chair during his designated snack time and enjoy some organic fruits or crackers.
Jake (2nd child) used to go digging for old Cheerios, Goldfish or lint in the sofa.
With Joey (1st child) I would take a shower after I put him to bed at night. That meant I spent my days smelling like baby puke, old Cheerios, and other things I’d rather not think about.
With Jake (2nd child) I’d sit him in front of the TV in my room and stick my head out to make sure he and his two year old brother were okay.
Now, after three kids, I still shower rather quickly, but I only get out if I hear words like “broken glass” or “blood” being shouted or I if smell smoke.
I’ve been thinking about these funny differences after becoming part of the Luv’s Experienced Moms team. They have some really entertaining videos about parenting a 1st kid/ 2nd kid. Check them out here. My favorite is this 28 second one about going to the park:
When I would take my 1st kid anywhere I packed enough supplies that would have carried us through had we become stranded for up to a year.
Now, I don’t even have a diaper bag.
Speaking of funny, check out the rest of the team who are all sharing their own hilarious 1st kid/ 2nd kid stories today: Ann’s Rants, Mama Bird Diaries, Snarky Mommy, The Laughing Stork and Robin’s Chicks. You can also follow on Twitter under the hashtag #Luvs1Kid2Kid
So what are some of the differences for you between being a first time/second time Mom? Leave me a comment I’d love to hear them!
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