Post # 1
Simple question. If you have kids, what was your favorite age and your least favorite age for parenting your kids? If you haven’t had kids what are you most looking forward to and what are you not looking forward to?
For me, I’m probably most looking forward to the school age period of 5-12. I’m probably least looking forward to the toddler years (1-4) because while I love playing with my friend’s toddlers it seems exhausting!
Post # 2
Garg – it was supposed to allow you to pick multiple poll options but now it won’t let you and I can’t edit it. Sorry!
Post # 3
My daughter is only 2 and a half. I don’t want to wish away any stage, but she is a bit more challenging right now. It’s very hard to keep her happy or entertained for any period of time.. I am looking forward to when she’s around 4-5 Even right now, there is still a lot of fun with the frustration. I’m always amazed with the things she says or remembers!
I really loved the infant stage. Like the first 6 months was awesome. Then like 10months to 18 months was SUPER challenging due to her being so stubborn but not being able to communicate all that well.
Post # 4
Puberty/ teenage years can be brutal, but thankfully they are pretty short-lived.
I loved from 2-5. Kids are so sweet then.
Post # 5
I haven’t had kids, but I’m looking forward to 0-2 and dreading the teenage years. This is entirely based on my work experiences (babysitter, church daycare, etc.) so I’m sure I’ll have different opinions as a mother.
Post # 6
My oldest is 11. Age 3 was by far the worst for both my kids, so far, but I haven’t hit the teenage years. The elementary years are pretty nice:-)!!!!!! I love babies….
Post # 7
I have two girls who are now 2 and 10 years old. Honestly, the older they get- the more I enjoy them. I really dislike the first 6 months of babies lives- so unrewarding! Toddler years are cute of course. Now that my daughter is almost 11 and on the cusp of puberty, I am actually enjoying it.
Post # 8
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
I don’t know that I have a favorite, as each stage has its own unique challenges and rewards. But I can tell you that I fall more in love with being DS’s Mom with each passing year. I was scared of “the teen years”, but they’ve been the best yet. What am I dreading? The day we drop him off at college. It’s a pit in the bottom of my stomach, makes my heart break kind of dread.
Post # 9
I don’t have kids but spend a lot of time with my niece and nephew and kids of friends. My favorite years, and the ones I am most looking forward to are 2-5. They are so adorable and do and say such funny cute things!
Least favorite would be 11-13. They are stuck between child and teenager and are often in such a hurry to grow up at that point, from kids I have seen those ages, they tend to be more snotty, sarcastic and back-talky…trying to prove themselves and their maturity(and obviously completely failing haha) Not all kids that age are like that of course but I have seen many “tween big shots” and am not looking forward to that haha.
Post # 10
- Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN
JenGirl: Since it as not an option I did not vote, but today it is 8-14! My kids are being awful today!!!! LOl! But really I love the age where they are sleeping through the night but can not talk or crawl yet, about 6 months. It is perfect, you get to sleep but they can not back talk or run off yet. And I just wish they would stay small forever.
Post # 11
I haven’t had kids but if I could skip a period of time I’m afraid it would have to be between birth and 1 and a half. Yes they are cute and have a lots of firsts in this age range but they are so boring. (Sorry :D).
Very much looking forward to 2+ age as they get interesting as they start to talk and you can sit and play with them.
I’m looking forward to being a Mum but not those first few years!