Thursday, June 25, 2009

I only have 2 kiddos!

Yes, I have 3 children, but only 2 of them qualify as kiddos. What is my definition of kiddo? Young enough to need supervision and help from mom on a daily basis. My teen is just that...a teen. Off with friends, hanging in his room, playing his own (video) games, and in general not in need of much direct parenting. I am OK with this, especially because we've all been getting along pretty well this summer. It's just become very evident to me. In the past the teen & younger brother would hang out and play and young daughter was left to tag along or hang out with mommy. Now younger brother & young daughter are two peas in a pod. Actually younger brother is in daycamp in the mornings, so he gets his time without siblings. But in the afternoon they play together so nicely and the teen is no where to be found.

There are 5.5 years between child #1 & #2 and 7+ years between #2 & #3...so we are probably only a few years away from #2 wanting to go his own way and #3 being on her own. Hopefully someone moves into the neighborhood with a girl her age. Maybe we should adopt again so she will have a playmate! LOL (yup...note the LOL...we are quite certain that our family is complete!)

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4 comments :

  1. I wish my kids would go off and do their own things. For some reason they seem perfectly content to be in whatever room I happen to be in and then proceed to annoy the heck out of each other until I have to yell at them to go find something to do!

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  2. I can somewhat relate, although my eldest is 7 & pretty much independant & there when I need him with my younger 2, they are 2 & 3 & a handful LOL!!

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  3. That is funny, in our family once a kiddo always a kiddo. I am still a Munchkin according to my uncle.

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  4. LOL I remember how excited I was to be expecting my second child. He and his big sister would only be 18 months apart! They would make great playmates for one another... WRONG! They fought like cats and dogs, almost from the time he was delivered and haven't stopped since!

    My kids ages from 2 thru 21!

    Thanks for stopping by yesterday!

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