I always felt that when I met the one I’d want his children and it wasn't until I met my husband that things fell into place. We went down the traditional route of marriage first then children and at first I wasn't sure children were going to happen. Then two years after our marriage I had the eldest and she was soon followed by her sister.
I feel like I'm often spinning plates with one being awake and another asleep and then they swap. The only time they've both been asleep at the same time being in the car or it being night time. However, I would not have it any other way my life is a happier place for them being in it.
I would like to thank Mrs Mummy Harris who recently tagged me in the #RockingMotherhood tag and here are my answers:
1. I’ll wake you up in time for toddler group so you don’t miss it. I know how much the eldest loves it as she thought Daddy was taking her once and was disappointed when they went to the post office instead.
2. I’ll give eldest choices. She has the option of what to have for meals, what to wear from her ever evolving wardrobe and the choice of walking or being pushed around in a pushchair.
3. I’m happy for the eldest to run off and do her own thing at toddler group. While she gets stuck in and plays with other children. I’ll keep an eye on her and her little sister.
4. I’m not too strict. I will allow her to choose the occasional juice over water outside of the house.
5. Eldest has always loved music especially ‘Row, Row’. I attended a number of baby classes with the eldest and her baby massage classes included nursery rhymes. She also did Zumba Bump with me so this may have rubbed off on her as she loves to boogie.
6. Eldest is really energetic and is like someone has found the key, wound her up, let her go a little crazy until she tires herself out and falls asleep on the sofa. I’ll pick her up and pop her to bed where she’ll sleep through the night.
7. The girls not only are learning about the world in which they live but they are also teaching me about it too.
8. I’m her cheerleader and we will high five each other.
9. I have enabled her to have her independence as she can easily access her toys and bed.
10. I’ll go along with her interests. Right now she is ‘Tommy’ (Thomas the Tank Engine) obsessed. I’m happy for her to watch it and have her own trains.
Please note despite the fact I’ve mainly talked about my eldest daughter here. These will apply to my youngest too when she’s old enough to do things for herself and have her own interests.
I’m not going to tag anyone as I understand tags can be like marmite. Some bloggers love them while others hate them. However, if you’d like to take part and haven’t been tagged by anyone else then feel free to consider yourself tagged.
1) Thank the blogger(s) who tagged you and link to their blog
2) List 10 things you believe make you a good mother (This is just a guideline, it can be more or less)
3) Tag 3-5 bloggers to join in the #RockingMotherhood Tag (ok so I broke the rule book here but I wanted people to feel involved)
4) Grab the #RockingMotherhood badge and add it to your post or sidebar
5) You can also tweet your post to me at @QueenofCollage and @whitecamelias who created the tag)