As most of you know my eldest daughter is a teen. My youngest child is now eight years old.
So, why is it that it is only now that I feel like I'm ready to have a baby?
No, I'm not talking about having another child but I now think I'm ready to raise the babies I had. You see, I know stuff now.
I know now that a child will not damage her teeth or her thumb by sucking on it until she's four years old.
I know now that if I just leave them undiapered long enough children will eventually toilet train themselves.
I know now that I really shouldn't sweat the small stuff. All that weird stuff they do? They outgrow it.
I would love to be hugged around the knees again. I miss that.
Don't get me wrong, I want the same kids I have, but since I now have some experience with infants and toddlers I think it would be more fun for all of us if I could re-do their baby years.
My children trained me well, I just think it's too bad they won't be able to really benefit from it.
Now I've just got to figure out how to raise teenagers.
Why do I have the feeling that I'm gonna want a re-do in fourteen years for this as well?