I was asked how it is to be a mom of two. You know what’s the first word I said?! CRAZY! It has been a super crazy task being a mom of a toddler and a newborn. And I won’t be adding any more offspring after Y!
They cry at the same time. CRAZY.
They need nappy change at the same time. CRAZY. And because Z likes to go on the potty when we’re at home – CRAZIER!
They need me at the same time. CRAZY.
Para mas feel na feel: NAKAKALOKAAAAAA!!!
But I wouldn’t have it any other way.
As my Mom Manifesto states: being a mom is my passion. I love being Mommy to my kids even though they drive me crazy, haha! With this passion comes the need for learning: to know more about parenting, the products out there meant to make parenting simple and fun, and the ways to keep the sanity amidst the crazy.
But even though it is crazy, I think I was a crazier, more sungit mom before. I’m still particular with hand-washing and kissing Y but I think I’m more lenient with who gets to hold her, how she’s talked to or what the grandmas want her to wear. Before, the littlest red marks, scratch, hiccups would be a concern. Not anymore. I think being a second-time mom, you’d get to relax a little because the first child turned out ok naman. I’m not as concerned with milestones. I haven’t even consulted “What To Expect in the First Year” since Y was born. I’m just really enjoying getting to know her and observe what she’s trying to do. No more of those lists!
As a mom of two, you’d also be mindful. You’d want to spend as much quality time with both kids, together and separately. At least, sibling rivalry is not (yet) a concern for us. My son adores his little sister so much which is a surprise since he wasn’t friendly with little kids before. That’s one less crazy for now.
As crazy as it can be, motherhood is the best thing that ever happened to me.
But yeah, no more babies!
How has adding another child change your mommy ways? And to those with 3 or more kids, HOW DO YOU DO IT?!