Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sucker for punishment?

Visitors left on Thursday late evening and came back today with the promise to move out on Wednesday. Fingers-crossed. I find it very hard to share a house with another parent, who has a different parental style to me and makes parental decisions with which I don’t always agree.

Ironically, I looked after my friend’s son few times previously and was surprised to discover that looking after two toddlers isn’t that much harder than looking after one. I guess having two kids in the house is the best possible preparatory experience all of us can have for a time when we’ll decide to add more children to our family, even though I suspect it’s still pretty different from actually having to parent two kids 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Annie said...

There is some extraordinary thing that happens when the child is yours that makes it all so much easier than when the child is a visitor.

Tanya said...

I think two toddlers would be easier than a toddler and a newborn with different schedules and being woken several times at night.