Shortcuts when Caring for Our Tykes

I can’t help but notice the way we, parents of this generation, care for our little ones. (I’m not generalizing here, though.) In our attempt to lessen the amount of work that we need to do while attending to the needs of our children, we like to take shortcuts.

1. We order takeout food instead of cooking for our children.

2. Instead of making our kids eat on their own, we much prefer feeding them, saving us the trouble of having to clean their mess afterwards.

3. We sometimes get irritated by their nonstop blabbering and questioning, so to make them stop, we force them to play or sleep.

4. Instead of reading bedtime stories to our kids or teaching them the things they need to know, we make them watch TV or VCDs/DVDs.

5. We leave it up to the nannies to do everything for our children, which makes our kids wonder if their nannies are their mothers. Ugh!

These things may be due to any of the following: (1) we’re tired from work, (2) we’re too old to keep up, or (3) we’re too lazy.

So, which of the things listed above are you guilty of doing?

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6 Responses to Shortcuts when Caring for Our Tykes

  1. Chris says:

    I would be guilty on most of the listed ones, I being a busy father hardly spend time with my 2 years old boy.


  2. Nessa says:

    I think i’ve done all of these at one time or another except the nanny thing. Thankfully when i did them they were all once in awhile things and not the standard daily care my kids received from me.

  3. Melanie says:

    Ouch ! I could relay to that !…you remind me of a friend..I used to call her Tetcha… Glad to exchange link with you. Goodluck !

  4. reanaclaire says:

    oh oh.. u just made me guilty.. i m guilty! haha.. i was part of what u mentioned.. eating out instead of cooking, letting them watch vcd, feeding them to avoid mess… gosh..what else??

  5. niko says:

    oh no! i have to bear this numbers in my mind.. u have a point dear!

    being a working mom i am afraid id be doing some of those in the future, which made me realize now that this shoud be in my NOT TO DO LIST 🙂

    thanks for sharing!

    sure lets xlinks. tc!

  6. shydub-simplehappylife says:

    maybe couple of this i am guilty of, and maybe sooner almost all of them, well aside from the nanny, we can’t afford to get one, and i quit my job for my baby too. glad to exchange links with you tetcha. godbless

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