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Moms of 3 or More Do you have 3 or more children? Often times, parents with 3 or more kids face challenges that those of 1 or 2 just do not. This board was set up for those parents to ask others how they cope with issues such as making time for each child, who stays u

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Old 01-14-2002, 07:53 PM
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chuckle Who do you love best?

I know ... that's a silly question ... you love them all equally!

What do you do with each of your children to make them feel special? How do their different personalities help you to plan special Mom Moments, or Dad Days?

Share your ideas with us!

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Old 06-18-2002, 06:45 AM
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Lightbulb who do you love best?

I try to schedule seperate activites with each of my kids. Mine are 17, 11, 9 and 4.

With my 4 year old, I try to do one fun mom activity a week, since her social life isn't as active as her brother and sisters. This week it is a tea party complete with cucumber sandwiches. She looks forward to Thursday afternoons, because those are just hers.

When I tuck the kids in at night, I also whisper in their ear something that makes them special and tell them how they bless me every day.

I know it is very hard to find time with just one child so dh and I try to switch off for our own moments with each child privately. whether it is taking the 17 year old to her favorite eatory and just listening to all of her concerns with out the distractions of 3 other siblings, or taking my son to the park and showing him that old mom can actually throw a curve ball.

I think it takes a bit of creativity, juggling and in my case, getting my older children to slow down enough to realize that mom and dad are really interested in them, the person they are now.
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Old 06-25-2002, 05:11 AM
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Special Moments in Time

My husband and my 11 year old son have Monday nights with the remote. They always make sure to have plenty of snacks and every Monday night they both huddle in my bed with the door closed and watch wrestling and monster trucks. I stay away but I can hear the laughing and giggling throughout the whole house as they practice the different holds on each other. Of course, my beds never the same afterwards.:p

My 16yr. old son is a disc jockey and very active socially so catching up with him is the key, however, there's not a night that goes by that he and his friends don't come pile into my bed just to chat, even if for just 5 minutes. They know that nothing, not a single word, that they tell us will ever be repeated and that we won't pass judgement on them when they do screw up. The key was learning to talk and listen WITH your teens and not AT them.

Our oldest son, 21, is very reserved and won't speak if there's more than 2 people in the room so I stay up late one or two nights a week since he doesn't get in from work until midnight just to visit with him, see how he's doing, listen when he's down and just plain laugh at some of lifes lighter moments.

My 11 yr old is getting at that stage whereby kissing and hugging Mom and Dad in front of his friends is embarrassing. We worked out a system whereby he puts his right hand fist closed over his heart to say, " I love you....straight from my heart!" Even the 21 year old still does it........
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:p I have songs for each of our 3 kids
My oldest (Jamie, he's 5), his song is "You Are My Sunshine".
At the end, I sing "Please dont take my Jamie away" and he sings, "Please dont take, my mommy away" It's SO sweet. he just started doing that on his own

Matthew is 2. His song is "My Girl" but it's sang,
"I've got sunshine on a cloudy day.
When it's cold outside, I've got the month of June (his b/d).
I guess you say, what can make me feel this way?
Matthew, Matthew, talking about Matthew
talking about my Matthew"

Sarah (4 months) - I've yet to have one for her I feel awful. Jamie said he would share his song with her, which I thought was awfully sweet But I'd like her to have her own So the jury is still out

I just want them to always remember something special that I gave them
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:p I have songs for each of our 3 kids
My oldest (Jamie, he's 5), his song is "You Are My Sunshine".
At the end, I sing "Please dont take my Jamie away" and he sings, "Please dont take, my mommy away" It's SO sweet. he just started doing that on his own

Matthew is 2. His song is "My Girl" but it's sang,
"I've got sunshine on a cloudy day.
When it's cold outside, I've got the month of June (his b/d).
I guess you say, what can make me feel this way?
Matthew, Matthew, talking about Matthew
talking about my Matthew"

Sarah (4 months) - I've yet to have one for her I feel awful. Jamie said he would share his song with her, which I thought was awfully sweet But I'd like her to have her own So the jury is still out

I just want them to always remember something special that I gave them
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I try not to think about who do I love the best, cause my little ones are special in so many different ways.
My oldest is my only girl & she's 12.
My first son he's 10.
Sammy came five years later, and is about to be 5.
Danny, is my last baby boy who just turned 3.

Yes, it's a big whewww at the end of each day for my Hubby and I, but every night before going to bed we like to lay down togther and thank Jehovah for them. Every morning we wake up saying to each other what adventure will be waiting for us when we open our door *lol*

Trying to schedule special alone time with each of them is something that has never crossed our minds. I guess it's good to, huh? I will have to sit down and talk with my Hubby about this and see what we can think up for each one of them.

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