Friday, October 30, 2009


Now that Junior is VERY close to being here, I've thought about certain things that I certainly do NOT want to do with my little man. Some of them.. well.. many women do, many of my friends do and it completely doesn't bother me, at all. It's just something that I don't want to do with my son. ALL of which could change later out of sanity or survival, lol. These are just my thoughts, now.

  • Once my son is born, I don't want to NOT shower everyday because I'm too busy sleeping or taking care of him. Afterall, who wants to eat off a sweaty stinky plate? NOT ME! Therefore, I hope I can at least shower, or spongebath, enough to de-stink this new Mama. I wouldn't want to eat on a dirty plate and I'm certainly not going to make him do the same.
  • I don't want to be one of those moms who doesn't do something because SHE doesn't feel like it. I want my child to have many different experiences and be able to explore the world and I don't want to hold him back because I am to lazy or don't feel like doing it.
  • I don't want to be one of those moms who is afriad to let their children participate in life. I want him to get dirty and be happy. If it means ONE more bath during the day, then so be it. I don't want to hold him back from what could make him happy, even if we do have to sacrifice a few skinned knees and a few hundred boxes of band-aids. It's all part of being a kid and enjoying yourself.
  • I don't want to be one of those moms who doens't let their child participate in activities or sports because she's afriad that he's going to get hurt. Now.. I know. This one isn't going to be easy, letting him go and be a rough and tumble kid.. but I want him to experience all that he can.
Did you have any thoughts on what you didn't want to do that maybe didn't go as planned?

Stephanie M.


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  2. Great thoughts Steph! I had some of those same thoughts in my head when I was preggo. thankfully I was NOT one of those mom's that thought my children were going to break if there were other children around OR getting them involved in activities. I fully agree with you.... they MUST get involved and experience every aspect of life! You are going to be one awesome momma! I already know it. One challenge for me was after Jocelyn was born. Having a 2year old and a newborn while the husband was away at work getting myself showered! I obviously am NOT a morning person, therefore I refused to get up at 5am to get ready for my day, but I somehow managed my way thru. That part was tough at times though. :)

  3. Those are some great thoughts! I have a 5 year old daughter and wow is she one of those rough and tough kinda girls and I love it! Your right, you have to let them try everything so they aren't afraid of life. My husband and I did the same! I guess we are a bit easy going when it comes to that area but so far so good! I wouldn't change a thing! I wish you the best of luck! It's an amazing journey! Take Care, Jessamyn


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