June 19, 2012

Are you listening?

Anyone that knows me or works with me or spends even a few hours with me knows I like to debate.  I am a Puerto Rican-Italian woman with a mind full of opinions and some pretty loose lips.

But that doesn't mean I won't listen.

This is especially true when it comes to being a mother/parent.  I am NOT an expert.  But I am someone who has two kids of my own and has seen my fair share of tantrums, giggle fests, poopy diapers and underwear (!), vomit in the bed, cuddle time, teething pains, etc.

So if you want to come and ask me what I think about breastfeeding, vaccinations, rashes and more...I can share from experience.

But if you want to talk about "having the talk", bullying, teenage drug use, driving priveleges and other things I am sooo looking forward to, I can only talk in the abstract.  My children are three and one.  I have (hopefully) many more years before I have to worry about sex, drugs and rock and roll.

Still, I love having debates about these topics.  Okay, okay...I haven't actually gone though them.  But I truly believe that talking and debating about what I HOPE I would do will help me (and you) better manage the situation when the time actually arises.

I'll admit that I have conversations with my children when they aren't actually there.  I practice what I will say when they come to me with relationship problems, religious questions and body malfunctions.  I really don't think I'm the only one.

And that is why I have this blog.  I love to write and I love to express my opinions.  But I also LOVE the feedback I get from those who read it. Whether on this blog or more often on Facebook and Twitter, I feed off the feedback.

So now that I think about it...I want my own talk show.  About parenting. It would be so much fun!!

Could you imagine hearing my voice everyday?

Oh wait... ;))

1 comment:

  1. I think that is a fabulous idea Nikki! I love hearing your voice everyday, and I think you are a great Mama so why not!?!?! Love ya