7.5.17

Spending Time with Your Older Kid(s)

How long do you think it will be before it hits me that I am a mama to three little boys? One month in and it still feels surreal most days. I’m still trying to maneuver my way around this mom of 3 gig. I make mistakes nearly every day. I can’t tend to every need at every moment. There’s a lot that goes missed because there’s only one of me and three of them. And there’s always someone who’s making a sacrifice for the benefit of another sibling.

I’ve accepted that this is my new normal; that this is their new normal. I like to think that in our new family dynamic, the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks. And I’m learning to give myself grace in this transition to our family of five.

By default, I spend a lot of time with new baby B. I want to enjoy these newborn days for as long as I can make them last. I’m also breastfeeding and trying to establish my supply has taken time away from my older boys. On any given day, my husband is the their third musketeer (since Baby B is still immobile). I try to sneak away time whenever I can throughout our busy days.

One of the simplest and easiest ways is while the baby naps. Every morning or in the afternoon, I try to sit down with A and C during their snack time. We eat, laugh, and talk about the day’s plans. It’s one of the times during the day where my hands are free of cell phone, baby, or pump. And I get to snuggle on my older babies (because let’s be honest, they’re always going to be my babies!) and laugh with them, while they enjoy their snacks.

One of their favorites right now is Pure Growth Organic. From breakfast biscuits, animal crackers to popcorn and trail mix, Pure Growth Organic snacks are always the number one pick by our boys. Their packages feature their favorite characters and some of the snacks are shaped like the characters too! The boys love to tell stories while eating their favorite sweet or salty snack.

 

Pure Growth Organic snacks are currently available nationwide at Walmart, select Target stores, Disney Theme Parks & Resort, and Amazon. To be honest, my husband and I enjoy the snacks too! From sweet treats to salty snacks, we love that the entire family can enjoy the yummy, organic products from Pure Growth Organic.

I know that I have a long way to go to finding my groove as a mama to my sweet boys. But, for the time being, I’m letting myself take it day by day. Because I’m only human and I only have two hands. I know that even the little breaks I find to spend time with my older kids is better than nothing at all. And I know that as long as my kids are taken care of and know just how much I love them; I’m doing okay at this mom of 3 thing, for now, anyway.

What are some of the ways you spend time with your older kid(s)?

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