HERE IT IS EXPLAINED …
The Library Situation
Ok, so this is the Library situation. I am not a perfect parent by any means. So in continuing with this tradition, I haven’t really taken my kids to the Library as much as others have.
I felt like I needed to write this post almost as a confession, because I feel bad about it.
Both of my children were spillers. But my eldest (who’s 4 now) was the worst. A happy spiller they called her. She was a fat wee cherub, and I honestly was surprised at that given how much she spilled after each feed. She spilled before a feed. After a feed. During a feed. She would spill in her sleep (which really made me worry).
The constant spilling had me fearing the worst every time I left the house – what if she spilled all over herself and needed changing (this had happened many times)? What if she spilled on me, and I needed changing? What if she spilled all over the floor and I had to wipe it up?! Now these might seem like “bugger it, just go out and stuff everyone else” situations, but for me, it made me nervous.
So I never really went anywhere.
Plus – once I had her naps down, I wasn’t moving. FOR ANYTHING. Not for Wriggle & Rhyme,not for a play date. I agonised about her sleep for, what felt like, years. So when she started having some kind of structure to her day naps, I hung in there for dear life.
And she napped twice a day until 18 months – 9am and then 2pm. Which was often the times activities for kids happened.
So I stayed at home a lot, or went to my Mums house.
Then my son was born, and I just continued this.
It wasn’t until late last year that I started going to the local Library more and more. And then today, I finally got a Library Card – so that we could actually check books out.
Now, you might not understand this situation, but for a long time I got stuck in my routine, which didn’t involve the Library. However I do know how important it is for kids to have experiences like this, and get to read many MANY books, hence the Library Card.
I am a reader. A serious reader. But during my motherhood role, reading has taken a backseat to the rest of my life. I am hoping now that both my kids AND I benefit from this new wee adventure …
Have you guys ever been like this with anything in your parenting journey?
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