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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Things No One Told You About Being an Attached Parent

There are so many things that you hear when you are pregnant or a new mom.  One that I heard that I agreed with was that of attached parenting.  I want to be close to my kids and I love the idea of co-sleeping and babywearing.  I do both of these but there are some things that I have discovered about being an attached parent that no one ever told me.

1.  You will not go to the bathroom alone for some time.  I am not sure how long this is going to last.  My oldest is nine and even now when I am going to the bathroom he is knocking on the door and asking what I am doing or asking me questions.  I don't know why it is such a hard concept to grasp for children that when someone is going to the bathroom they want to be alone.  However I guess this is part of having my children attached.

2.  I never would have guessed how much I would love my favorite carrier.  I use my baby carrier for everything and wear her all of the time.  I started with a simple pouch but have since graduated and there is not a carrier style that I have not owned.  I am obsessed with wearing her and not many days go by in which she is not worn at least for a little bit.

3.  Co-sleeping is amazing.  I have such a strong bond and connection with my little ones but there is the fact that I have no idea when Shane and I will be able to share a bed again.  That's right my bed is typically shared with my little ones and Shane is typically on the couch.  I miss the intimacy that we had when we could lay in bed and talk to one another.

4.  I also never knew that such a little person could take up so much room in the bed.  Somehow my 2 1/2 year old is able to take up more room than Shane and I together.

5.  I could have never imagined all of the ill parenting advice that I would get becuase of my choices.  I love being told how my kids are going to be weird or that they are not going to be independent or be able to think on their own because I am too close with them.  Well they all have very strong opinions, in fact sometimes they are all a little more opinionated than I would like, and they are very willing to share those opinions whether or not they are asked.

I love my children and they are my life but sometimes being an attached parent is exhausting.  I tell Shane all of the time that I am way more tired after being mommy to our kids all day long than I ever was when I worked outside of the home.  My only hope is that I can raise happy and healthy children and I feel that this is what is going to help me achieve that goal.

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