Being a mom is hard work, but being their mom makes it all worth it. Every decision I make, I make with them in mind. When I had my humans, my husband and I made a conscious decision to prepare them for the real world by making them independent little human beings. I’m not going to lie, it was scary to think I would be raising them to be independent and that at one point they wouldn’t need their ”mama”.
My kids slept in their own room around 3/4 months of age (around the time they had a sleeping pattern). They were potty trained around 2 1/2 years old (it was easier to train my daughter and it was hard to be at home for two weeks to properly train them) but it was well worth it! They’re not picky eaters and they’re not vegetable lovers, but we did teach them to always try new things.
We taught them how to pick their own clothes and sometimes it might not match, but if they like it, I let it be. They started to have chores around the time they were 4 years old (age appropriate chores) and have learned the value of earning a dollar. They know about taxes, go into a store and buy their own things and even to cook their own food.
Seeing them grow into good humans makes my heart so happy. The fear is still there but I also know its my responsibilty to make them productive members of society. I know I will be comfortable letting them go out into the world when the time comes.
But as they get older, I learn that they will always need us. They will need mama when they have a tummy ache, they will need papa to teach them to drive a car.
To be honest with you, I probably need them more than they need me. Even in a room full of chaos when they’re fighting with each other, they keep me sane.