Sometimes...

Sometimes we take life too serious...especially as moms. We count every day, every month. We analyze every sound or non sound, we stress that they are not walking and talking and someone else's kid or our kids siblings had done so at their age. And while part of this is our job as Moms, we need to learn to just relax and realize that our kids will learn in their own time, their own pace. And all of it is completely normal and natural. Take the pressure of everyone's kids off of your shoulders (most people who brag are not 100% honest about their kids anyhow) and just enjoy your little one. And let them enjoy life and the process of life and learning.

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    05/25/14
    I had to laugh Amy, the part about some people not being 100% honest about their kids is so true! I never understood this.

    One of my friends swore up and down that her son was sleeping through the night at six weeks old. I went to stay with her for a weekend and the spare bed room was right next to the babies room. I'll be damned if he wasn't up crying at least twice each night. Sleeping through the night my tush.

    I don't understand WHY people do that. It's so silly.
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    05/25/14
    I know! It's like the next thing they are going to tell you is that they were walking by 3 months and graduated college by 11 months. Lol
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    05/25/14
    I like to be honest about my kid...yeah he learned some stuff early but he runs into walls and eats out of the garbage can. I love him but he's not always the brightest bulb on the string of lights! Lol
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    05/25/14
    Hahaha that's great!
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    05/25/14
    amanda
    I agree. I remember when my daughter turned two and we went to my Grandmom's house and she asked my mom how come my daughter wasn't potty trained yet. She just turned 2? And she had just started potty training. My kids did everything else relatively fast so what if it took a while for her to potty train. And my son still doesn't sleep all the way through the night and he's six moths. He eats plenty during the day and is up a huge portion of the day playing. He still wakes up at least once normally around 1ish sometimes later than that. He is healthy and pleasant so I'm not stressing about it. No ones kids sleep through the night at six weeks. My daughter started sleeping more at six weeks and woke up less and less after that but definitely not all night. Lots of moms try to make themselves look better than everyone else. They like to one up everyone. I know I'm not a perfect mom and I make a lot of mistakes and I'll own that.
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    About Amy
    Birth: September 14
    On Moms.com since: Mar 19, 2014
    Stay at home wife and Mom. I have an older step son that is an amazing young man. My husband and myself have a little boy and newborn girl. Balancing life isn't always easy but it's always worth it :-)