It’s probably something I have to consciously fight from doing weekly….comparing my kids to other kids. Does anyone else do that? For me the tendency seems amplified because I realize that my boys are behind in some areas of development.
For those of you who are new to my blog, Dylan and Caden are still not really talking. They say mom, dad and the rest is a lot of babbling and boy noises. With regards to eating Dylan has finally come along (thank God) and is now interested in eating everything off our plates. Caden is a completely different story and only eats bread and baby sweet potatoes with oatmeal. It’s rough. I can’t really force Caden to eat foods he doesn’t like. Caden gets mad and starts crying any time we just offer him something different. Our pediatrician thinks we’re dealing with a typical strong willed 2 year old and that it’s not a sensory issue.
I read other mom’s blogs about things their kids are saying and eating and it sometimes stirs up the comparing and guilt feelings. All the woulda , coulda shoulda’s come flooding in my thoughts.
The other day I caught myself in the middle of comparing and felt a growing sense of mommy guilt. I slapped myself(figuratively speaking) out of it and said to myself “hey, wait a minute! you’re boys are smart, beautiful, healthy and loving boys. Be thankful for those qualities and trust God for your boys development.” Even though my boys aren’t talking up a storm YET or eating a diverse menu of foods I know that they are developing in a lot of other areas and I am so thankful for that.
Dylan and Caden are going to start speech therapy within the next couple of weeks. We’ll see how that goes and we are believing that we’re going to see some advancements in their speech and language development. As far as Caden’s eating we are not sure. I’m thinking we stop the baby food completely and just keep offering him bread and other new foods till he tires of the bread.
Anyways, there’s the latest. Keep us in your prayers and any advice you have is welcome.