Re: Busy Since Birth, Thursday, questions
posted at 5/3/2013 8:51 AM EDT
In response to BDCKristi's comment:
Can you share a difficult parenting moment and a really silly parenting moment you've had?
What's your advice for meeting other moms?
If you could travel anywhere in the world with your family, where would you go and why?
I think the most difficult moments come around things I wish I didn't have to explain: 9/11, the Holocaust, Newtown, and now the events at the Boston Marathon. Trying to find the right words, the right level of response for my specific child's needs, while also grappling with my own emotional response. I hate that we have to have conversations like these all too often.
It doesn't take much for silliness to happen at home. My son is always ON, and his made up words are often all it takes. But one of my favorites is the kitchen dance party. We have an iPod dock in there, and the kids and I love dancing and rocking out together.
Meeting other parents (not just moms!) is not easy. You need to click with them, you want your kids to click too, and with the wide variety of people in this world, it can be hard to make a connection. I think it's important to keep putting yourself out there - I try to be social, and now that the kids are a bit older, schedule at least one social outlet for myself each week. And that's part of why I love social media so much too - I think I've found some really great friends because of it.
And the travel question is awesome, because we're doing it! Marc and I have long-planned to take a family trip to Israel when our kids were fairly young, and we'll be going this December. I'm really excited for that trip!