Friday, December 30, 2011

Letting Your Kids Go

As a mom, I struggle with letting my kids go.

I thought the more kids you have, the more you loosen up, apparently not the case with me.  It's a constant struggle with worrying about them and their safety.  My kids pay no attention to what's going on around them.  We have just recently started to let them play in the front yard and go ride their bikes without us out there.  I'm always worried that they are just going to walk in the street to get their ball or for some other reason.  I hear about kids getting hit by cars or children being abducted and it just makes me want to hold on tight.  It's hard to find a balance in how much we should let them do on their own.  My kids come to me and want to go to someones house to play that I don't know.  How am I suppose to let them go and know they are safe over there?  I remember going to friends houses as a kid and my parents had no idea what was going to when I was there.  I want to hold on to them as if they are still my toddlers.  I guess this is just part of them getting older, I'll have to learn to loosen the reigns a little.
I'm writing this while my two oldest children are at their friend's houses, one I know and one not so much.  This is where the trust factor comes in that we have taught our kids what is appropriate and not appropriate.

I can't imagine what it's going to be like when they are grown and going off into the world. 
I'm sure my mom was just as worried about me, especially since I was a bit of a wild one!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

My first blog

I decided I needed a place to let my thoughts out, seeing as to how I am with children all day.  Don't get me wrong I love being at home with my kids all day, it  can just get lonely sometimes with no other adults around.  I'm sure you stay at home moms who don't get out very often know what I mean.

My kids are getting so big, it's happening right before my eyes.  Tyler is 11 1/2 and doing great at homeschool.  He will be going back to public school next year.  Jacob is almost 10 and is getting so tall.  He has already passed Tyler in height.  I think Tyler struggles with that a little bit.  Zachary is about to be 7 in a few days.  He is loving first grade.  His behavior is starting to get so much better since his medicine is working.  Logan is 5 1/2.  He is being homeschooled for kindergarten.  Next year he will go to first grade at public school.  Next year will be crazy, I will only have Mason and Kyndal home.  The 4 older will all be at school.  WOW!  Anyways, Mason is almost 2 1/2.  He's a handful, full of energy and as hard headed as they come.  Kyndal just turned 1!  She is getting so big, so fast.  She is really fast at crawling and starting to take steps without holding on to anything.  It's just a matter of days before she just takes off walking!

Me and Chris are doing great.  I am still doing daycare, I have about 10 kids here daily, that's including my 3 youngest.  Chris just started a new job working at Angies's List.  He loves it, he's doing sales there.  Chris can sell anything, he once sold speakers to a deaf man.  My husband is very talented!