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I’m just going to throw this out there right off the bat: I have no idea what I’m doing. I have a toddler who will be turning 3 years old in a couple of months, and a 7-month-old baby, and I have no idea what I’m doing.
When I was pregnant with my second son, I had a lot of anxiety and fear about how to mother my children in very different ways, due to their different developmental stages. I wrote in a previous article:
…with two little ones at different points in their lives, you end up with an almost schizophrenic parenting approach: nurse the baby while chasing the toddler; watch that the little one who is learning to walk doesn’t take a bad tumble while the older one is trying to climb a jungle gym that looks far more advanced than he is ready for; when one is crying because he needs his milk, the other needs to go potty.
And this is all true. I run back and forth between the kids, apologizing to whomever is being ignored. It’s completely insane.
I thought that I would need just a few months to get the hang of being a mom to two kids, but I have to admit that the transition from one to two children was so much harder than I thought it would be. I ask myself every day if other parents have the same issues. Do they? I see them out and about, functioning like normal people, so how could they?
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