Monday, July 3, 2017
Parenting differences, Lake-ing
I don't think we ever fought the first 2 years of marriage. People say the first year of marriage is hard, but it wasn't at all. It was awesome.
But after having kids? ...
I don't know if fighting is necessarily the right word, but we have a lot of differences that may or may not lead to a slightly tense chat... depending on how emotionally charged I am about the difference.
I get anxious when I let them watch too much TV. Brent doesn't mind in the least.
I consider myself a slow parent, and let Ella take 25 minutes to look at ants on the sidewalk when we walk to the park. Or, let her play in the photo booth at the mall for a while as I sit on the bench. Where do I have to be, anyway? nowhere. Brent does not appreciate loitering, or unplanned child nonsense. Especially if its hot outside.
I want to take a gamble and take the girls to the zoo on a saturday even if it means Ella might have 2 tantrums and Lucy might have one on the way back. Brents like, no, I don't want to put in the work for a family outing that will take all day and its possible it'll go badly and you'll have a bad attitude when I don't wait for Ella to watch the ants.
I mean, its Stressful.
It was simply fabulous. Great company, windy, hot but not too hot. Eleanor loved the rocky beach and Lucy seemed to like everything too- in her usual laid back and adorable way.
Tenna and Audie had an RV there, and had some great food, including artichokes! Crazy. Lucy loved them surprisingly. (How many people really boil and eat artichokes?? fancy) she would hold her hand out for more.