Leslie - posted on 10/18/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )
I'm well prepared parent I raise my two brothers when I was 11 yrs old. I took over as mom and dad because they work and did not want to take care of their children. I gave them baths, go up with them in the night, feed them, take them to the doctors, take them to the movies, library out to lunch when they were older, and they listen to me. Now as teens my parent are trying to raise them and wonder why they don't listen to them. I enjoy the responsibility because I'm ready for my own child.
I moved out of my parents home and I still take care of my brothers along with cooking, cleaning the house, and doing the laundry there before I left. Now my mom wish I never left because I was the best housekeeper there. But I needed to move out the stress was too much.
I know it will be hard to be a mother, I wanted to be one. I been wanted to be a mother since I was sixteen years old. I love children with all my heart and soul. I know it won't be easy, nothing is. If everything was easy there be no point trying.
I know I won't get as much sleep as I get now, but I'll be fine.
Don't listen to other people how to raise your child. My mom and aunt think I need to baptize my child and I say no. She will make her own choice. God my husband don't even believe in god. I'm only taking a month off from work because I work fast food. Supposly mom thinks I'll want take more than that off. I have the next 18 yrs to bond with that children. I don't have the money to take alot of time off from work. I wish she would shut up and be happy that she has a third granddaughter on the way.
Let me raise my child my way whether it is using chores as punishment or not to baptize my child. This is my child not yours.
I been in daycares and been childcare classes at delta college. I know what this going to be like. I will enjoy every second of it. When the child comes and I'm due in five weeks. I wish it would get here I want to hold her so bad.