Mommy Date

After G was born, N had some adjustment difficulties.  I always tell parents in my office that the older sibling will likely take well to the new baby but end up resenting mom and I suggest setting aside special time for the older sibling to make him/her feel special.  Heeding my own advice, I planned a special mommy date for N and I and we took a walk to a local coffee shop.  I was elated as he held my hand, chattering away while we walked to the coffee shop but I don’t remember anything that we talked about because all I could think about was when did my baby turn into such a little man?!

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N was on his best behavior.  He was happy to have his favorite chocolate milk and chose a vanilla whoopie pie for his snack.  We conversed about his favorite things… trucks, trucks, and trucks.  At one point, he said he wanted to sit next to me and we took a few selfies.  I couldn’t stop smiling.

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I wish I could report that this outing fixed all of our behavioral concerns, but this is real life, or at least my life, and things aren’t that easy.  I think N truly enjoyed his special one-on-one time though.  The part that I didn’t know I should tell moms is how much this special time with the older sibling will mean to them.  My days are mostly filled with breastfeeding, changing diapers, and sleeping, and I don’t get to spend as much time with N as I wish, so having some  alone time was precious.  I am already looking forward to our next date.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Hello there!!!
    Thank you for sharing your story!!! I understand everything you said, I have a son too and I recently wanted to start to work again, and the pressure you have when you want to is too high sometimes so thank you for sharing your experience. For me was a little bit more different, but always with now my best friend the internet, I have a 2yearold son and He’s my everything, however I wanted to accomplish my own things. Before I gave birth I was in the process to create an online business about “how to make moccasins” but because of birth and all the details you already know I couldn’t make it happen too fast. Now I have already my site, meeting designers, and I feel I’m taking what I paused when I became a mom. It is hard, I’ve cried so many times, but has rewards too. I work at home doing all my moccasins stuff and I have the chance to know myself better and being a mom too. I completely identify with your post. So thank you for sharing!!!
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