I was so much smarter when I was 20 than I am now.
When I was 20 years old, I was pregnant with my first child and I knew everything.
I knew that I would never give my child a bottle because breastfeeding was so much better.
I knew that my children would almost never watch TV, and the little bit that they did watch would all be educational.
I knew that video games would never be allowed in my house. Ever. Of any kind.
Eight years later, I have dumbed downed considerably.
All of my babies drank out of a bottle at one point or another. My children watch much more TV than I ever imagined. And there is currently an Xbox sitting above my TV right now.
But I have learned a few things:
*Video games do not necessarily rot a young boy's brain to the point that they become a menace to society. But golf might.
*A heavy hand is not always the right answer.
*Being loving is always more important than being right.
*Vomit is always disgusting. But, actually, I already knew that.
*Never giving up takes more love than you can possibly imagine.
You know, it kind of makes me wonder what I will know in ten more years.
Rachel Sue is a stay at home mom who loves to read, eat, craft, blog and snuggle with her 4 little kiddos as often as they will let her. Read more about her burdens and her blessings at Trapped Between a Scream and a Hug.
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