A note about kids to people without kids

Posted by admin on April 26th, 2009 filed in Beren, General, Parenting

Before I had Beren, I had no experience with kids.  It occurs to me that if my only exposure to children had been, say, Beren when he was away from home and completely energized, it might have factored into my decision to have kids.  So I would like my non-parent friends to know that at home, Beren is much calmer.  He feels comfortable and safe, so he is much better at entertaining himself without constantly addressing a parent.  All his toys are here, so he has many approved play things with which to amuse himself.  Also, our house is fairly toddler proof, so we don’t have to watch him every second to prevent harm to both him and our possessions.  During a normal day, he has many routines, so his behavior is fairly predictable.  I just didn’t want everyone to think that his activity on a day where we take him some place exciting, where there are many new things, people, and a dog, is indicative of how he is every day.

Of course tantrums are the exception, but I think children grow out of those.


2 Responses to “A note about kids to people without kids”

  1. stacey Says:

    you should have labeled this post “Dear Ron, Stacey, Mark and Jody”. 🙂

  2. Jo Says:

    Tim and I find that crying kids don’t annoy us anymore, now that we have one too. I just hope that when Abby is older we don’t forget what it was like to have a toddler. They are so much fun and bring so much joy and laughter, but boy can they act up at the most inconvenient times, and I think a lot of it is just what you describe, being excited and out of their comfort zone!


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