Silly games and face painting
This mom finds that her young child brings out her inner child again.
I had my daughter ( and only child) when I was 36, thinking nothing of it at the time. Woman can have a baby at any time. I mean look at Sarah, she was ninety in the shade when she had Isaac, and al went well ( with no doctors, or medical equipment etc etc ) and so life went on, all looking at Bella and me, asking how many at home, giving a little smile when saying “No, she’s the one and only “.

….and But NOW, with all the school meetings, sports days, birthday parties, I find myself talking to the grannies and grandpas, as the other parents could almost have bean my eldest children!!. We don’t have much in comment besides the growing spurts and milestones to discuss from the kids.

And no wisdom don’t come in years!! For those that think you are more mature having kids at an older age, LOL, Us oldies make the same mistakes as the young parents, but we expect more, or demand more of our kids…. As to a young couple that will go with the flow and take it in strides. Then I’m not even talking about the word “patience”!!   I have battled for about 3 years to learn to have patience with my daughter, and to ad fat to the fire, she is extremely strong willed! And that didn’t help either. But things have worked out on the end, I am constantly reading books to help her and myself, and I realize it will be an on going prose’s, and to take the advise of the young couples to take it in strides. And to remember that they are only kids and are suppose to make mistakes, otherwise how will they learn between right and wrong, and to teach / guide them in a simple, almost unnoticeable manner what is agreeable for society to accept you and to respect others as well as your self. She has also teach me to be young again, to find the inner child inside us that we oldies tend to bury far to quickly. I can be just as silly as any young mom when the occasion calls for it,  but without been frown upon, rather been encourage and praised by the young.

So to wrap the issue, It doesn’t matter what age you are when you have your children, take it easy, let them make mistakes, teach and  guide them in a subtle manner, let your children, bring your own inner child out again, by playing silly games and doing face painting and telling silly jokes etc, any enjoy each moment, for they grow up so quickly and for us oldies, we have less times with our kids than the young couples, and have to squeeze in as much as we can from our kids as we possibly can.

Good luck to one and all. 

Isabel Du Plessis

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