Wishing the time away?

Written by Karina Davies on. Posted in Competitive parenting, Watch Me Grow

In the world of competitive parenting we are always looking forward to the next milestone so we can say, yes my child can do that. I have been guilty of this myself and often thought “why isn’t Isabelle doing that yet?” I know every child does things at their own pace so this put me at ease, I knew she would get there eventually.

What never occurred to me was that whilst I was excited for the next stage and saying “oh I can’t wait until she is walking” (I was very naive and would totally take that back now) I was wishing the baby years away, the cuddle times, my little pink bundle that was completely reliant on me and couldn’t do anything for herself. I regret it and wish that I had enjoyed those early months more than worrying about the next stage.

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Isabelle has just turned 20 months and I am wondering where the time has gone, she’s at such a great age now where she interacts, we play together and the majority of the time she can tell me what she wants so her frustration levels are gradually reducing. I have also stopped worrying about the next milestones, mainly because I can’t keep up and I want her to stay my baby that little bit longer. I won’t be worrying about potty/toilet training until she is ready, I won’t worry that she uses her own words for things  or that she quacks at every bird she see’s, for now I’m taking a back seat and enjoying my little baby girl while I can still call her that. If I could tell her to slow down, I probably would.

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I know for certain that when we extend our family again I will be far more relaxed and won’t worry about every little thing like I have being a first time parent.


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