I went to Ari´s preschool the other day for a mommy-teacher meeting, I knew I wasn´t going to be the youngest mom there, but really I wasn´t expecting to be the oldest! And I was clearly that.... but to make matters worse, they were all first time moms... OMG.... this was even worse than being the only in her forties!
So I sat there, listening to all their questions, concerns, and worries.. and just observed, trying not to judge them. Of course I was the rookiest of rookies 11 years ago, and I made the same questions, and had the same concerns about raising a baby and trying to be the perfect mom. But with Ari, I have to admit that I am basically sitting back and enjoying the ride! I am enjoying my baby without worrying if I am doing the right thing or not, and then you can add to that that she has been an ¨easy¨ baby (if this is even possible...) Gabriel often tells me that he doesn´t get how I can say that Ari doesn´t cry....haha! Of course the age concern often hits me, but there are so many things going on on in our house and so many different ages, and siblings, that the atmosphere will always be vibrant and young, at least that´s how it feels like, and what I strive to always have!
So in the morning I felt as the ¨master mom¨.... then came the afternoon and Ale was in her typical tween mood, eyes rolling, inpatient, moody, edgy, and guess what.... there I was as rookie as the moms at the preschool. I have as may questions, concerns, and worries as I had 11 years ago. I need to often call my mom and ask her for advise, and I am constantly on the phone with my sister trying to figure out what our best move with these girls is! So there.... when I thought I had it all figured out, I realize that I might be as rookie as 11 years ago!
Sometimes I doubt myself, and judge myself, but as long as my room is the room they want to be when the day ends, and as long as they want to be hugged and kissed a million time before going to bed, I guess that we might be doing something right. So rookie mom or master mom... I just love being their mom !!!
Hi! my name is Carolina Perisse de Rico, I am a stay at home architect with the biggest project ever... my girls! The oldest is 16, then I have an 14 year old, and my miracle baby who is 6. Glad you are here, hope you stay a while!
Am now a member of Communal Global!!!