I wanted to do this post on my kids. I have a daughter, 19 and a son, 16 who I love very, very much. Now when we found out a long time ago we were pregnant with my daughter, I didn’t think I was ready to be a parent, too young(23 too young?), to much to do, you know how it goes. It was a now deceased friend that showed me the light on having kids. I have to thank you Teresa for that. She had children of her own and showed me that kids can add so much to your life.
When my daughter was born we were so happy and after 5 days we were able to take her home. No sooner than we had gotten her home we received a call from the hospital saying “bring her back in please, somethings not quite right”. WTF!!! We were worried, very worried. What’s wrong with our baby girl? After a trip back to hospital and after a lot of testing we found out that our baby girl was born without a thyroid gland. 1 in 100,000 they say. Our baby girl had to take medicine for the rest of her life…..WOW Thankfully there was never any hassle with giving her, her medicine and by the time the time she was 7 or 8 years old she was self medicating without any worries.
My daughter growing up was an angel. When she was a baby however, sometimes to get her to sleep meant packing her in the car and going for a drive. We explored a lot of Melbourne doing this lol. But she grew up happy and healthy and like many other little girls loved her singing and dancing. She was a very happy , caring, loving little girl.
My son on the other hand grew up the daredevil. OMG, how many times did he have to be picked up from school because he’d hurt himself jumping on the monkey bars….oh yes, one day he decided to see how far he could jump from the side bar and see which rung the furthest away he could grab. Well on this occasion he missed them all and came down on the other side smashing his face into the bars and putting his tooth through his lip. Clever….not LOL. If there was something dangerous or daring to be done, it had to be him that tried it. Loving, cheeky and a daredevil.
As kids grow up life throws up challenges for you to face, and face them you have to. My beautiful daughter is placid most of the time and she has grown up loving singing, dancing and most importantly(lol) Short Stack. Her favourite band of all time, she has followed the boys from the very beginning, going to all their gigs whenever they were in Melbourne, meeting them and we even managed to get her a phone call from them for one of her birthdays. We’ve never had a lot of trouble from my baby girl, yes, she still is my baby girl. You will always have those little things that kids do as they grow like impromptu haircuts on themselves and scrapes and things, but it’s part of growing up and my daughter grew up awesomely. My son was always, always cheeky and trying to push the boundaries on almost everything he did. Don’t get me wrong, he was a very loving boy and still is but being the daredevil that he is he had to try everything, whether it was good for him or not. In recent years we’ve had a lot of grief with my son. He had some problems in his little life some of which involved police, hospitals and a lot of headaches for myself and his mother. I don’t really want to go into the details of it, he may not want me to and I respect that if that’s what he wishes.
But what it all comes down to is that while there has been ups and downs in life I love my babies just as much as I did when they were born. And I am very, very proud of them.My daughter is still a very loving girl and is heavily involved in “Relay for Life”http://www.relayforlife.org.au . Relay for life helps raise funds for cancer research and it’s been a passion of hers since she was 15. She is committed to her charity and is always trying to raise money by having car shows, trivia nights and anything else she can think of to raise funds. Her life is often busy with the things she is involved with be it with friends, her work or her charity work. My son, even though we had a lot of trouble with him in the past few years has come out the other side. He has a baby girl now(don’t ask how) who he absolutely cherishes and he is working casually now while he looks for a full time job. I sit back sometimes and just watch him with his little girl and I dunno, the love he shows her and what he does with her and for her amazes me.
I am a super proud Dad and my kids mean the world to me. I know it may not show all the time but I couldn’t be happier and prouder of my babies. There is a world waiting out there for them and I will always be there for them and always Love them no matter what they do.
Rosie and Boof, if you kids read this lol, you really mean the world to me and I could not be more Grateful, Happier or Prouder than I am now. I love you both so, so, so much
I have awesome kids!!!
Yeah…I could write another 10 pages on my kids lives but i don’t want you all to get bored with my story hehehehe. Keep it short and sweet, this is just a snippet….
Til next time peeps