Missing the Milestones?

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Missing the Milestones?
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Tue, 01-31-2012 - 12:24pm

I have a question for the working moms on the board:

Do you worry about missing your children’s important milestones because of work?

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Tue, 01-31-2012 - 8:56pm

Oh, my daughter was horrified at what came out of her mouth! She was very apologetic afterward. I felt awful that she felt so awful, which is probably why it was so memorable.

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Tue, 01-31-2012 - 8:59pm

Yes, exactly! Once they've got the skill, they've got it, and the first few (or 20) times they demonstrate it are always a joy. *

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Tue, 01-31-2012 - 9:00pm

My 3rd grader had a timeline assignment to do for school about a month ago, he told me the teacher wanted "firsts" like his first word, his first step, etc. I think I have that stuff written down somewhere but I couldn't find it so we stuck to stuff we didn't have to look up like the day he was born, his very first day of school and the date of his first communion.

 

 

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Wed, 02-01-2012 - 4:17am

"I'd MUCH rather be the Mom who can be happy and proud and excited to see a skill for the first time, even if it's not the first time he achieved the skill, than one who sees such an occurrence as a time of disappointment and letdown."

Thanks! That is what I was trying to say.

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Wed, 02-01-2012 - 4:20am
ashmama wrote:

Oh, my daughter was horrified at what came out of her mouth! She was very apologetic afterward. I felt awful that she felt so awful, which is probably why it was so memorable.

LOL, poor kid. When dd was little, as in less than 2, she came to me bawling. It turned out that she had drawn on the wall in the living room. She must have felt inspired by the vast white canvas, but then at some point realized what she had done and freaked. She was so upset I couldn't really be angry with her. I ended up trying to console her instead.

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Wed, 02-01-2012 - 7:23am

I remember some new skills more than others, I remember like it was yesterday the day my kids all learned to ride ther bikes for the first time!

 


 


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Registered: 01-05-2000
Wed, 02-01-2012 - 10:16am

Yes, this.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Wed, 02-01-2012 - 10:21am

For me, the firsts that really stick out were the break up of the first serious relationship, the first miscarriage (fortunately there was only one), the first time we saw our daughter walk down the aisle, the first grandchild, etc.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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Wed, 02-01-2012 - 11:03am

Why can't I figure out how to change to all? Sorry Chris.

For some reason I have this vivid memory going through my brain.

"mommy look" "oh wait - that's not it" "mommy look" "one more time" "mommy look" "I swear I did it" "wait - one more time" "mommy look

"i am looking!!!!!"

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Wed, 02-01-2012 - 5:52pm
mamageek wrote:

Why can't I figure out how to change to all? Sorry Chris.

For some reason I have this vivid memory going through my brain.

"mommy look" "oh wait - that's not it" "mommy look" "one more time" "mommy look" "I swear I did it" "wait - one more time" "mommy look

"i am looking!!!!!"

That's ok.

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett