Like it or not, I’m starting to realize in all my posts about baby food that I don’t have a baby at home anymore. It has only taken me 7 years.
I was caught off guard the other day with the excruciating fact that my youngest is becoming self-sufficient. What is my purpose if not to draw his bath every evening? Before I could say “get upstairs and I’ll get your bath going”, water was on, right temperature was applied, plug was in, bubble bath was in and he was in?!
Now that the baby of the household is in school I’m amazed by the number of pairs of shoes, extra clothes, snow pants, mitts, hats, scarves and everything we must have. This one kid is giving the Smith quintuplets a run for their money in school wears required. We need back-ups for everything “just in case”.
Do you often hear your kids say, “mom will do it” or “that’s mom’s job” when it comes to the domestic engineering of your home? Do you wonder why the heck they automatically think that every floor needing mopping, clothes needing washing, dinner needing cooking and toilet needing scrubbing is mom’s job?