Well, we sent the oldest off to kids bible camp this morning....
I am not the sappy type, so while a lot of mamas were crying I was just waving goodbye. I know she will have a great time and I am happy for her.
When anyone would ask her what she was doing this summer, her reply was always, "I'm going to camp".
Should I take offense to that? Is it so bad to be here?
I won't though. She likes it here- she is just excited to be with her friends.
I'm okay with that.
But some other people having been saying to me, "what will you do without your oldest to help with the others?"
At first, I laugh and say "yeah, my nanny is going on vacation", but then a little voice in my head says, "they don't think I can handle my own kids."
I can write a whole other post on taking the bait and being offended for nothing.
But it causes me to think do I have my oldest do too much?
I was the oldest, my mother was the oldest- we turned out good (great if you really want to know the truth ;) )- we are responsible and caring and love being moms.
So, then I thought maybe it is not the oldest I should worry about, but the middles, who seem to have less of a burden since the oldest picks up the slack.
Maybe if they were pulling their own weight (talking about household chores and their rooms- not pulling oxen), I wouldn't feel as if the oldest was doing too much.
So today, I want to open the conversation to anyone with more than one kid, how do you feel about your birth order and what goes along with being the oldest, the middle or the youngest?
I would like to know...