21 July 2009

Been a while

I know it has been a while I apologize. Not only to you, but myself. It is a commitment of mine to try to keep my blog updated cause I don't really journal other than this or scrapbook. I have the desire to scrap book, but not the space.
Anyways the topic on my mind is competitive mommy hood. I take Hunter every week to library group. He absolutely loves it and claps when we pull into the parking lot. They say rhymes, sing and dance, read a story, and then run around and play with each other. What's not to love?!
The mom's that show me up! Yes I am a little competitive so I am probably a little extra sensitive(yes I know it is all silly and doesn't matter in the long run. Oh I am embarrassed even talking about it.)Anyways, these mother's have a preschool curriculum going on for their children my goodness. Most aren't even a year and half and already know their whole alphabet.

Hunter grasps things so readily, but the alphabet never occurred to me. While they have their whole day planned out I just know that we both need a nap cause I am running on no sleep due to working at night.

I felt so guilty when I realized all the stuff I had not been teaching Hunter. I want to be the best mother as possible and not feel like he was raised by other people.
Then I look back at some of our pictures and remind myself that Hunter knows he is loved and sure is enjoying life.

I guess the alphabet and counting will come in its own time with a little help. I just need to breathe.... Phew! I feel better till next week. lol.


Sarah said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Your blog is really cute!

Carter and Olivia said...

I know what you mean. There will be plenty of time to drill our kids with numbers and letters later. Now is the time for play and to have fun!

Anonymous said...

Love them and enjoy them! Hunter knows his mom and day love him.
He is so well rounded. I think moms rush their kids into learning and don't realize they are learning every day. Play is a very important part of learning. Don't worry about that other stuff. He will let you know when he is ready to learn the alphabet.
You and Tony are wonderful parents!

Jenae said...

Oh, Mercedes! Those moms obviously don't know what is "developmentally appropriate" for their children (not that I know everything either, but I did get my degree in early childhood education). It's kind of like those TV programs that claim to teach your baby to read. Kids at this age need time to PLAY and explore, not to be drilled on letters and numbers. And napping is so very important as well! :) You are doing such a good job with Hunter!!! He is so happy every time I see him!!!

Brad said...

I barely know the alphabet myself. No need for Hunter to show me up. :-)


GypsyFox said...

WOW those pictures are AMAZINg, you have a beautiful baby! I don't know where you live, but I'm jealous I wish it was that green here!

mommy4life said...

Don't let what others do sway you from what you feel is right for you and your family. Let your little ones be little.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I enjoyed being the SITS feature. I have so much comment love to return!

Mammatalk said...

Ah, don't fret, little mama. Just being there and providing your little guy with the wonderful foundation of love and support is enough for now.

The Muser (aka Beautiful Mama) said...

Sadly, other mothers can be the WORST! But, really, kids can learn their alphabets from anyone. What they can't learn from anyone is that they are precious, beloved, and the most impt thing in the world to their parents. If you're teaching that, then, in my book, at least, you ROCK!