Welcome to my new guest post series, Ponderings on Two, where I ask a different blogger and parent of more than one child, to share their experience of having a second child. This week, we hear from Hayley from Winging it With Two Boys.
Hi! My name is Hayley and I am 38, married to Alan who is 37, and we have two boys together, Charlie who is aged four and Rhys who is three.
I am a stay at home mum, I am Chair of the PTA and also a school governor. I started my blog (Winging it With Two Boys) last year, and I’ve just started to learn how to use a sewing machine!
Our eldest was born on 13th September 2013, and our youngest was born on 13th October 2014, and there is exactly a 13 month age gap between them. I would say they are like most kids, one minute they are best friends and the next they arguing over the same toy.
Dealing with arguments/peace keeping. I constantly feel like a negotiator between the two of them, especially over who is having the next turn with whatever the favourite toy is of the moment.
My eldest will always have a best friend. Between the moments of chaos, they will always tell me that they are friends and that they love each other.
Without a doubt a baby bouncer, I could have my youngest in the bouncer being bounced with my foot, whilst I sat and did an activity with my eldest – it really did help with the multitasking.
Buy ear plugs! Once they can both talk to each other, that’s when the never ending arguments start over the smallest of things!