Count the Bad Mommies

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Homework - Kerryn

Sheesh Bridge, ask some hard ones why don’t ya!!

1. What was your biggest disappointment when you found out you were pregnant and how did you cope with it?
Because Ciara wasn’t planned and I wasn’t married, my biggest disappointment was to myself and my partner. We were not ready for her, and there were many, many things we still wanted to do (travel, enjoy our twenties!) I always wanted kids, but just not right then!

I had to accept the reality was that I was with child and I could either love it or hate it. I made a conscious choice to love it, and really enjoyed my pregnancy after that!

2. How have you managed, if you have, to retain the friendships of childless friends?
Most of my friends have children of their own, which makes it easier. Some childless friends don’t really mind that I have a kid, and some are more reluctant. Really, nothing much has changed in our relationship.

3. Have you acknowledged the mistakes you have made in raising your child, to your child?
My biggest, worst and most difficult to stop mistake is that I am incredibly impatient. I have no problem apologising to Ciara when I react impatiently towards her. I have to keep reminding myself that she is only seven. As of today I am not aware of any other "big" mistakes I’ve made. Ask me again when she’s 15, and I’m sure I’ll have a long, long, long list!

4. What is the best thing your kid's other parent has said about your parenting?
After we first separated, and he spent his first day alone with her. He told me he has a lot more respect for what I do day in and day out. He never realised how tiring being a parent was.

5. What is the worst?
Where shall I start. Lol, just kidding. Not much really. He says I baby her too much, but I honestly don’t think that’s a bad thing!


Bridget said...

Kerry! And where would be the learning experience for me in that huh?!

I love your candid answers babe. You sound like you're doing with wonderfully with Ciara!

sweetass RSA said...

daddy's just don't get the fact that we must baby our babies! personally i think it's good for them ;-)

angel said...

fantabulous answers! very informative!