When our third child was born, nearly two years ago, my husband and I were pretty sure we had this parenting caper under control. By under control, I mean, we knew we had no idea, but when it came to little people we had a few tricks up our sleeves.
Pretty quickly we worked out we knew nothing. Our third girl was unlike our other two children, which we should have guessed, as our second child was nothing like our first child.
What our third child has taught us is no child is alike; every child is born with it’s own distinct personality and no matter what tricks you think you have for survival, they are often not interchangeable.
She has taught us to always be nervous if she is quiet and never, ever leave her unattended. Here’s the evidence.
She has also taught us that love has no boundaries and we sure do love her, as we do all our gorgeous, naughty, free spirited, cheeky children.
What lessons have your children taught you recently?
Bianca Wordley is an Adelaide-based blogger, writer and the publisher of bigwords. She also blogs for The Hoopla, justb, Happy Child and Kleenex Mums. She loves reality television, eating Maggie Beer pate and drinking gin. She has three beautiful children.