Five Lessons I learned after having a Second Child
Life with two kids is quite an adventure. If you are currently embracing or considering the “mom of two” life, don’t miss the valuable lessons what I learned after having a second child?
1. Everything divides
As soon as you hear that a new baby is soon to come, your thoughts, worries, excitement, love, time, bedroom everything starts or plans to divide. You would no longer be living a “Fantastic Family of three”, rather thinking all the time inquiring and searching for what, and how answers.
2. Magical Sibling Bonding
Isn’t it a truth that the first two children, although not the best friends always, look for each other all the time. They are adjusted to that extent that they can tell/do anything with each other but become enemies the same moment when some stranger or even parents try to do the same with his sibling. The one misses another, as soon as he is not around. Isn’t quite fascinating too?
3. Second child is never like the first
You officially know nothing when it comes to a second child because first was not at all like this. A new baby is a brand-new person, with his own likes and dislikes. He has his own tantrums to throw, thus you are struggling and juggling finding innovative ways to calm the baby down and to understand him. It is frustrating but kind of fun too.
4. Having some Quality ME Time, What?
Being a mom of two, getting some peaceful ME time is too good to be true. It soon becomes a normal routine work to carry both children at a time. And takes just a few minutes to prepare yourself for the party, unlike the previous practice of taking dedicated half an hour at least.
5. Practice doesn’t make perfect
Just because you have successfully parented one child so far, doesn’t mean your efforts will pay off with round two. I mean it might be. But the first year with a second child is usually spent with apologizing to husband and adult child, for letting them down. Or you think that you couldn’t give enough time to them, or fulfills their desires as they should be. It’s obviously because you are never that much occupied before.
Irrespective of all the facts mentioned above, last but not the least, time would definitely come when you think…. are two kids enough?? And the story begins again.
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