Loving My Babies

Kate and JohnOn the subject of preference among children, I loved both my children best. Enjoying a loving moment with one, I’d think, “I could never love another child this much!” Conversely, when I was with the other, I’d have the same thought. I confess, I didn’t always treat them the same. One was more wayward, pushing as far as they dared, knowing I couldn’t commit murder, as attractive as it might seem at the moment. Most of the time, the other child was empathetic, well-behaved, a total joy, unless they weren’t, which also certainly happened on memorable occasions. Sometimes the needs of one overshadowed the other, challenging us to the maximum of our feeble parenting skills.

Often either, one of them would cuddle up to me, asking, “Who do you love more, me or ……….? I usually delighted them by saying, “Well, you can never tell, but right now, I love you more.” They found my other answer equally delightful. “You’re so silly! You know I don’t like either of you!” Then they’d dissolve into a fits of giggles as I tickled them. They loved either answer, secure, knowing I loved them, no matter what.

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26 thoughts on “Loving My Babies

  1. Your children are beautiful.

    This past Saturday a friend threw a shower for her 25th Grandchild. There were almost 60 people at this party and almost all of them were her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. I think that what I found the most wonderful was they all seemed to be friends.

    How wonderful to know that you’ve brought a life into the world and nurtured it into a person.

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  2. So precious! I’m about to have kiddo number two in May, which has me lost in thought in the way my heart will grow. Will it be the same love, or two different but equal loves for each baby girl? Can’t wait to find out. 😀

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  3. Tania Tome M de Castro says:

    I loved the photo, they are very beautiful! And the way you talk about them is so caring! They must have been very happy children.

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  4. Rosa Ave Fénix says:

    You are very lucky… your children look very nice!!!!! I had only a daughter, and sometimes I thought the same, if I had another child, which one would I love more?

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  5. I only had one child so could never imagine how I could ever love another as much. Believe it or not, I learned later in life when we brought our second Westie into the fold and soon I found I loved him just as much as Max, only differently. Loved this sweet and tender post.

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