March 16, 2011

Lessons I've learned...and re-learned...again...

I'm not a first time Mom or even a second time Mom, nope I'm a Mom again for the third time! You'd think I'd be even more prepared for child #3 right?  Oops, I must have forgotten some lessons along the way because here I am re-learning them...again!

For you Mom's and Dad's out there I'm just going to share some of the lessons I've re-learned in the past 4 1/2 months. Maybe I can save you from going through some of these. Maybe you could even share some lessons with me that I haven't encountered again...yet...


Scissors are NEVER a good item to leave unattended. Scissors can cut things like a doll babies hair and an unattended order left out on a table. (good thing I have good puzzle making skills)


Stamps are NOT stickers and should never be left anywhere in arms reach of a little one! (kinda an expensive lesson).


Drinks should never be given to a child in a car seat. It WILL get spilt!

Car Sickness in children

If you've been told your child tends to get car sick believe it because it WILL happen! DO NOT make U-turns! Do not let child eat something that if seen again will cause YOU to get sick (like eggs!!!!!!!). Laura gets carsick about 40% of the time. We have tried anti nausea medicine which works so so. Recently we are using anti nausea bracelets, they seem to be working about 90% of the time IF worn correctly. DO NOT let anyone but YOU put them on so that you can be sure they are worn properly! I've also learned to carry extra clothes, towels and something to barf in.

Putting a cute outfit on child

Every single time you put a cute outfit on your child (especially a new outfit) it WILL get dirty! It will get food spilt on it or something worse (refer back to previous lesson).


If you have a special needs child with an obvious disability expect to be stared at! Most of the time this doesn't bother me too much. I'd stare too cause Laura is the cutest little gal ever!

Library Books

Library books should not be left unattended and should not be in car near a known barf area. The "stickers" on library books are supposed to stay on the book and this fact should be told repeatedly to child.


Siblings, especially the, big brother kind, should not attempt to "hide" Halloween candy under their beds where a short person can find them. They should also expect to have a little sister want to get in their "stuff" so must learn to put up important items and shut their door.  

Markers and pens

These are other items that can produce a big mess and should be used with caution! Play dough and paint are also in this category.

Nap time

DO NOT let a child of 4 sleep more than 15 minutes at nap time or they will be up ALL night!


A child learning English WIll repeat EVERYTHING he or she hears so watch what you say! Just ask my boys about this one!

Quiet is NOT good

If it is too quiet INVESTIGATE!

LOVE- The BIGGEST Lesson of all! 

Being a Mom has been the best and hardest thing I've done And the most rewarding!  I love my kiddos!


I need to do this more! Here is my verse today:
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, And even when he is old he will not depart from it.


  1. Amy, You made me laugh on this one. How many more lessons are there to be learned? I know that each child is different. You surely are learning about the curiosity of a child along the way. I do remember a little girl at my house that used to get into her Aunt Anita's items. I also remember the 15 minute rule for naps also. Laugh and the world laughs with you. I'm glad you are writing these down. Love, Mom

  2. Amy, these are hysterical! You have a great sense of humor.