Reassurance in a Coat Room

I took the kidlets to the Canada Science and Technology Museum this morning to spend a little time and let Brian sleep ( a quiet house during the daytime is a real treat for a night worker).  We had a great time — saw some special exhibits on toys and music boxes from the Victorian era and followed clues to find a “missing” artifact.  Plus, we saw all the usual things:  the trains, the Digital Network tunnels, the clock tower, the electric eels…

Our yearly membership fee is probably some of the best money I’ve ever spent!  We’ve used our membership at the 3 museums here in town probably 40 or 50 times so far this year.  Lately we’ve been attending the story and craft time at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum on Thursday mornings — if you haven’t been yet, check it out!  The leader is a great story teller and the kidlets always love the crafts!  We’ve also used our membership for reciprocal membership at Science North in Sudbury, and science centres in Oklahoma City and St. Louis.  We HIGHLY recommend this membership if you live here and have kidlets, especially if you home school!

Anyway, we were in the coat room getting all bundled up to leave at the end of our morning when another mom asked me how old all of my kids are.  When I told her, she sighed and said that’s about what hers will be.  She told me that she just found out she’s pregnant again.  I told her that the age spread we have is great because the older kids are old enough to help and are actually interested in being involved.  I can’t believe how relieved she looked and sounded.  She told me that I was the first person who has been positive about having 3 kids!  Wow!  I’m glad I could offer this woman some encouragement today.  A reassuring word can go a long way — especially for a discouraged mom!  I’m going to have to try to remember that and watch that my words are encouraging to other moms more often.

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About sdevisser

I'm just a home schooling mom who likes to create and who is trying to find my way through daily adventures with my family.
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5 Responses to Reassurance in a Coat Room

  1. Darren says:

    Great post. We have three children at home too and I agree with your comment about being positive with others. Maybe three are more work than one but I wouldn’t trade it for the world. On the whole there is more laughter than tears (getting out the door for school notwithstanding). Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

    • sdevisser says:

      Thanks! So true about getting out the door! The level of difficulty and amount of time it takes grows exponentially with each child added to the mix!!
      Generally, I find it less work now with 3 kidlets then I did when it was just 1 — but maybe that’s partially experience? You do get better at something the longer you do it, and that includes parenting.

  2. interesting information, thanks. hope you write some more posts soon.

  3. We love this post! Wondering if we can use some of your great Membership quotes in the Canada Science and Technology Museums Corporation Annual Report?

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