What Does It Really Look Like Parenting More Children?

Effect of Having Many Children

Having one kid makes you a parent. Things are a bit calmer.

Having two or more 🤼‍♀️🤾‍♀️🤸‍♀️ makes you a referee🗣. The match becomes tougher.

So, it is true when some moms used to say ‘wait, until child number two comes’ I never took it serious, initially. I have always thought I will still maintain my balance and not be off track.

And here I come, since child number two came, the story has changed. My life has not been the same. I lack sleep most of the time. I stay awake like a vigilante even till 2 am, I’m still awake and on childcare duty. Even though I’m through for the day, I still find it hard to sleep at night. Sometimes I just wish there is something I can do to make me sleep early and get more rest.

My life has not been the same. I lack sleep most of the time. I stay awake like a vigilante even till 2 am, I'm still awake and on childcare duty. Click To Tweet

But here, children have taken that place. Sometimes, I feel I should just disappear into a hiding place within my house where my children will not be able to find me for a while. But even at that, they will always find me as if I’m playing ‘peekaboo’ with them.

To make matters worse, my son who used to sleep early at night no longer does. As long as his kid sister is around,, there is always time for play. And that means more task for mommy to keep an eye on them and make sure they are safe.

I have tried several times to make my son maintain his usual sleep routine so his sister can follow suit. But probably time will tell. I just need to be patient till that time comes. I have had to allow my kids to be kids and I believe as they grow older, they begin to adjust.

In reality, motherhood is hard work. A motherly duty cannot be compared with that of work or businesses done outside the home on a daily basis. The work we do as mothers is far more tasky especially when children are involved. These are the things that increase the work load on us. Phew!

Funnily enough, I’m presently thinking how it will look like if our husbands are asked to take the role of a mother for just one day?

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Written by Mercy Christian

Wife, Caring Mom, Foodie, Child Care Expert & Volunteer. Devoted mom of two wonderful and lovely kids, Dominion and Olive. Lover of God and Humanity!
Lifestyle blogging became a big part of my life since I had my second child.

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