Zeva has been a handful ever since she got her shots. Well, today while we were at a playgroup. It got me thinking about how differently Del and I raise our kids. Del is the extremely strict one, and keeps the kids completely in line all the time. Whereas me, I’m the one who keeps them in line to a point, but still let them have some of their spirit about them.
I also don’t do well dealing with Zeva’s tantrums in public at all. Del though has the magic touch in public. However, at home, I’m the one with the magic touch. I suffer with being the center of attention in public unless I’m 100% confident with what I’m doing. If I’m 100% confident, then I don’t care who’s eyes are on me. I’m not overly confident with dealing with babies because I haven’t had much interaction with babies. Hand me a kid 2 years or older, I’m golden.
I do fine at home with Zeva because I know if I mess up, I still have hubby and my mother-in-law next door to call on if I need them. I also don’t have a bunch of eyes on me wondering why I haven’t got the baby to be quiet yet.
Del and I were able to laugh about it after we got home and noticed the differences ourselves after we finally got her calmed down. However, it wasn’t a laughing matter while we were dealing with an extremely fussy baby. You know what finally calmed her down?? Her fish!!