After just a year in, some things I’m still getting the hang of.. but more or less we finally have a routine around here.
I’m not that mom that reads to her kid every night.. You know what? Soon..maybe we’ll pick up a book or two before bed but right now K’s interest when I read to her lasts about .5 seconds of reading the first page before she hands me a different book or tries to climb off the bed.. soo.. we relax with the lights off for a few minutes and watch some cartoon.. Literally about 3-5mins it takes before I notice her eyes are closed.
I’m not that mom that makes sure everything she eats is healthy for her.. Don’t get me wrong she eats pretty clean since that’s how we eat.. but some nights.. since she eats before us I do make her some frozen Mickey Mouse chicken nuggets that are pretty healthyish (according to the bag)..We don’t buy organic foods ..except her milk I buy organic..(Something another mom told me that freaked me out about teens hitting puberty earlier these days because of the hormones in our milk?..I don’t know.. I didn’t look into it, just what she told me she read). But shoot if girlfriend wants some french fries or pizza she can try the delish fried foods too! *my weakness..Or croissants*
I’m not that mom that thinks t.v. is bad for kids..I know there are studies done that say this and it’s so not recommended but the shows these days on Disney Jr. are teaching even me a thing or two! Also Kenz doesn’t really watch tv all that much..If you come over you’ll probably find it on a cartoon but that’s mostly because I like just to have it on as noise.. If Doc McStuffins or the Hot Dog Dance from Mickey’s Clubhouse comes on, you bet she stops what she’s doing looks at the tv and starts shaking her butt but other than that she’s too busy exploring the house and all her new toys!
Jeesh all these things are how we’re supposed to raise our babes but you know what you gotta do what just works! I’m learning.. we all have our own norm.. and one thing I’ve learned so far.. NEVER get used to something cuz it’s gonna get shaken up at some point!