There is no second child syndrome! You know what there is though….. a flippin’ time syndrome! I am the mother of two beautiful children, both whom I adore equally. And contrary to popular belief, I also take just as many photos of Ragamuffin as I did Princess in her early years.
But apart from being a Mum, I am also a teacher. I work three days a week a Primary School teaching Grade 6, and this does not include all the planning, marking and networking I do at home in my own time. On my two days off I try to manage my household, keeping on top of all things housework and washing. But on top of this, I try to spend quality time with my boy, because before I know it, he’ll be heading off to school too…..I blinked and he was two for gods sake!!
Last term, I carved out time for him to go to a local playgroup, because when you are first time Mum you get hooked up with a Mother’s Group, which Princess loved and made great friendships through. But apparently when you’re a second time Mum it’s assumed you don’t need a Mother’s Group, which kinda disappoints me because those groups aren’t just about the Mum’s connecting but also about the children too.
So anyways, off to Playgroup we go each Friday now, for a bit of time together to play and interact with other parents and children. We both love it so much and it has honestly been the best little decision I made for the little guy. We may not have a Mother’s Group this time around but now we have something just as great!