Today was a fun filled day at the zoo with Uncle Steve, Auntie Sue and Auntie Sandra. We had a great time. Taylor loves going to see the animals. Then after trying to get Taylor to nap I took the kids over to Auntie's house to play for alittle bit while Chris slept. And now I am ending a great day with the my all time favorite thing. I'm sure you can guess. Yep ice cream.
I've been watching this show on MTV called Super sweet 16. It's all about these rich, snobby teenagers that get 16th birthday parties. They get whatever they want and their parents spare no cost. Most of the parties are more than a wedding. Hundreds of thousands of dollars. It really is ridiculous. It has got me thinking though. I think it starts at a young age being spoiled. I don't mind buying my kids toys once in awhile. And what I mean is it hardly ever happens. I would love to by them lots of toys but I can't afford it and I don't think they need everything out there. So many parents give in to what ever their kid wants or lets them get away with hitting and yelling at other kids. These kids grow up to always needing to be the centre of attention and always needing to get their way. I frustrates me. I have really been trying to not let Taylor walk all over me. Somedays it is hard because at the moment it is easier to give in, but in the long run it won't help.
I guess what I am getting at, is that it is really hard work being a parent. I think before anybody ever has kids they think they have all the answers, me included. Boy do things change. I just hope my kids don't end up being like the kids on that show. Hats off to all the parents and parents to be. It isn't easy but the rewards are endless. When your child says I love you for the first time, without being prompted, or gives you a huge smile, it makes everything you do for them mean so much more.
Sorry for such a long post but I've been thinking alot about this lately.