I have a question for all those hubbers who have children of varying ages/various stages in life.
In the same yr Loving6 will have a DD going off to uni and a newborn child?!??!
It's spins me out and I wonder how you get your head around it or if its just an everday part of life that you don't think about?
In my mind I just think of all those yrs/energy put into the first one and then goign you have all that in front of you AGAIN with the newborn - thats along time until you have time to yourself again. But I guess its also alot more yrs of having young children around which is blessings and amazing moments?
BTW - this isn't intentioned as a crack at anyone who does this or doesn't do this - I was just wondering how mentally you process this/feel about it. To me (who doens't have a kid) I imagine having kids one day and devoting myself to them for 20yrs and then reclaiming some of my own life back. Ie. travel/retire etc etc.
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30-12-2011 18:12 #1
loving6 (and other BHers with children of varying ages)
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30-12-2011 18:27 #2
It spins me out too.
I am still trying to get my head around it.
Next year (3 weeks actually) DD1 turns 18 she will then move to the other side of the country only 3 weeks after that.
Ds2 will start school (pre prep)
Ds1 will become a teenager
I will have a baby
Not to mention Dd2 and Dd3.
So when you you read my post and they look like this you know of lost the last shred of brain I had left.
In all seriousness if there is such a thing in my life. I am a total nut job.
30-12-2011 18:29 #3
i think you must be totally amazing and selfless
i don't know if i would be able to do it to be totally honest.
30-12-2011 18:32 #4
I think loving 6 is a legend and always has great advice x
30-12-2011 18:48 #5
It spins me out too loving6.
DD18 will go to uni.
DS last yr of primary
DD last yr of pre school
DS will be nearly 2.
I am always running around in 10 different directions, trying to get multiple things done as I go. I think you just get used to it, really I don't know if I could of handled the small gaps that some people have. Now I think that would 'really' spin me out
30-12-2011 18:54 #6
30-12-2011 18:59 #7
Jen, your a legend!
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30-12-2011 19:23 #8
My friends mum has a 22 year old a 18 month grand child and a 3 year old child and she is the best mum I know.!
30-12-2011 19:44 #9
30-12-2011 19:56 #10
Although not as courageous as loving6 this year began with my DD1 starting highschool, DD2 starting kindergarten and my DS was a newborn (premmie due in feb born in Dec).... My eldest and I are like sisters chat about everything yet maintain respect for our roles, when disciplinary action is required which is rare it's more of a discussion!
My DD1 is turning 13 in 2 weeks and as DD2 will be 6 and DS just 1 (10mths corrected) I'm not sure if I want the freedom of no little bubbas just yet hmmmm thinking lol 😃
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