Thursday, April 18, 2013

Mama Memoirs: My oldest

I'm linking up with, A Sorta Fairytale for "Mama Memoirs." I love reading other mom's experiences of motherhood. I think it helps to know that your not alone going through some of the stresses, joys, frustrations and feelings that comes with being a mom.

I'm a stay-at-home mom of 3 kids. Today, I want to share about my oldest daughter. I was 19 when I had my daughter. Since her birth we have been through a lot together. Maybe another day I can go through some of that. I sometimes wonder what I did to be blessed with such an amazing daughter. When I say she is 13 going on 30, I don't mean that in a negative way. She is mature, responsible, dependable and such a great sister to her younger siblings.

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I sometimes feel guilty because she does so many things to help me with her siblings. I can honestly say that I don't know what I would do with out her. She comes home from school, and sits for maybe 30 seconds before her brother is tugging on her to do this or that. I'm asking about her homework and reminding her of chores. I'm sure she has thought about what her life would be without siblings. What it would be without a 2 year old brother ripping her homework, messing up her room and waking her up at 5:30 on a Saturday morning. Or what it would be to once again have her mom to herself.

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For awhile, I worried that she still wanted to be a single child, but then she told me the most touching thing. She had said that when her brother, Parker, was born that he was so beautiful and she was so happy, she cried.


  1. My "only child" was 11 years old when I added another baby to our family. Then, 2 years later, we added another. My oldest is now 18 and has done his fair share of helping out with his siblings. It hasn't hurt him any! :) He loves those kids, knows the value of being a responsible adult and will eventually be an awesome dad himself some day.

  2. My Husband is the 6th child of seven kids. He told me that his older siblings basically raised him. And at first I thought "man, that sucks for those older siblings" -- because I felt like they missed out on a childhood, by helping with their little siblings. But... I was SO wrong. My sister-in-law (who'd 10 years older than my husband) told me that she LOVED spending so much time with Philip when he was little. She enjoyed helping him learn, and taking him places when she could drive. They have the best relationship in the world. Your oldest daughter is such a blessing to her little siblings.. and they are so lucky to have each other!! Thanks for linking up!


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