I wanted to write a blog post about this topic for a long time now. I couldn’t find enough time to blog, thanks to the hectic work schedule in the new team. I spent most of my free time this month in cleaning the house and applying minimalism techniques I learnt in some of these books. Now everything at home has its own place and anything that doesn’t bring joy has been kicked out of the house.
Just some random thoughts. It was a while since I did a post on anything other than books.
I finally got hold of “Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions” by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and finished reading it in one sitting. I was not sure if it would be helpful to me considering how I am trying to a raise a boy. But I could not be more wrong. There are many points that she makes which are relevant to boys too. Whether you are raising a boy or a girl, do read this book. I loved it. I think every parent in this world should read this book.
It’s been long since I spoke about what’s going on in my life. I guess it is time for an update. Life with a toddler is pretty tough. Especially a toddler who doesn’t care about food or eating. Every time he eats something for lunch or dinner, we feel we have accomplished something. He is so full of energy that we get tired easily, running after him. My day starts after he is asleep at night. That’s when I read books, browse the Internet on my phone and feel like I have some “me” time.
I read a ton of parenting and pregnancy books when I was pregnant. I was going to be a parent for the first time and I had no idea how to raise a kid. I did not even have siblings and had never taken care of a child before. That made me very anxious and scared of this new phase in my life. So when I was pregnant, I read all these books. Yes, I read them when I was pregnant and not after having a baby. I think it was the anticipation and the restlessness that made me read these books. Once my baby was with me, I never felt like reading another book on parenting. If you are looking for some good parenting books, here are the ten books that I read. I did Google searches, read plenty of blogs and then read these books as they had lot of good reviews.
Time to brag something on my blog. 🙂 Our son is about to complete one year and he has not seen TV. Not just TV, we did not let him watch any videos on phone or iPad as well. Yayy! We resolved to not make him sit in front of TV until he completes one year and we achieved it finally. That means we had to sacrifice TV ourselves.
My son’s daycare adventure always had downs but I finally see something good happening. We enrolled him in a daycare that hubby and I really liked even before he was born. But our experience was bad when we took him there on his first day. We noticed that the teachers did not even pick up or calm kids when they were crying. They just let the kids cry and did not bother to do anything about it. A boy was literally dumped into the crib by the teacher to sit and cry (even when he was awake). That was when I lost all hopes of sending him to a daycare. We frantically started searching for a nanny, which was an option we had decided not to explore.