I love every furniture in our humble abode. Some of them were gifts from our wedding over a decade ago, while I picked the others with my husband the moment our dream house came to reality. They have sentimental values, in other words, so we try to preserve them in their natural state for as long as possible.
Do you have a memory of cooking with your parents and siblings as a child?
Many of us don’t, to be honest. Although there are folks who like having little helpers in the kitchen, some mothers prefer to have kids play in the living room while they prepare the meals in peace.
There are three things I realized years after I had my first-born. First, every kid is so different even if they came from the same set of parents. Second, it’s hard to discipline them all the same way. Third, dealing with a tantrum doesn’t get easier despite having more children.
But speaking with other mamas in and out of our community gave me an idea that you can calm your kid without having a tantrum yourself. Find out how that can happen below. The crying part is still OK because you can then carry the baby and sway him or her in your arms. But once the child drops on the floor of a public place, e.g., mall or sidewalk, and just lies down there while shedding tears, sometimes you just want to weep beside them too. I know that feeling since I was tempted to do that many times.
Don’t you sometimes want to cry out of disappointment and frustration when your child turns their head away from the meal you prepared for hours, saying they don’t want it?