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    I've got 2 in school (well he will start Tuesday) and one at home.

    My youngest us 3 and gets left out sometimes as she's just too young, or just a normal unreasonable toddler.

    It is easier with older kids but there are still days where I count down to bedtime or feel like a shi77y mum when I reflect on the day and how I've reacted to them.

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    Don't get me wrong...there are days where I feel like a shyte mum, there are days where I AM a shyte mum. But they are days, and it's usually when I have a lot on my plate, and I make a deal with myself to make it up to them. No one is perfect...but I just figure if you get to the end of the day and can acknowledge you need to do better the next day, then you're doing okay.
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    I've learnt this as a mum....although it took a while.

    Its OK to have crap days, make mistakes, have regrets. Because I know I love my girls and I'm doing my best.

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    I enjoy it more as they get older. Once they hit 7+ I feel like I cope better. I sometimes find my 4yo DD is more work than my DS and stepsons all put together (our boys are 8 - 15 years old). Toddlers and 4-6 year olds are beautiful little people, but by jingos they can be hard work too!! I think it's the tanties and naughtiness that get me, and the older kids just don't seem to be quite so intense, and they respond quicker to being told off.

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    See those last times things they mention don't bother me. For example I can't wait for the last time DD comes to wake me up at midnight! I'm glad my kids don't fall asleep on me, I can't wait until I no longer have to carry them.

    My thing is I don't enjoy being needed. I don't like being relied upon, so the less my kids need me or totally rely on me, the happier I know I'll be.

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    This nearly made me cry!!

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    Me too! It's all happening so fast and feels like too many "lasts" lately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A-Squared View Post
    See those last times things they mention don't bother me. For example I can't wait for the last time DD comes to wake me up at midnight! I'm glad my kids don't fall asleep on me, I can't wait until I no longer have to carry them.

    My thing is I don't enjoy being needed. I don't like being relied upon, so the less my kids need me or totally rely on me, the happier I know I'll be.
    That's interesting and very honest. I think most people who have kids at least on an intellectual level enjoy being needed by their kids.

    I've this last year taken a lot more time for myself and the kids rely a lot more on DH. I'm surprised how comfortable I am about this. I have a lot of friends who like being the most needed person in their relationship.


 

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