The other day, one of my friends came over with her little daughter. Why she was on the balcony with Christian’s sister for a while, she asked me to watch the baby which I tried.
But as soon as she was outside the door, the baby started crying with the loudest screams and I had no idea how to calm her down. I felt so sorry for her as she was obviously missing her mum already. The problem I realized I had was that I had no clue how to interact with a baby. I am not good in talking to babies – I cannot put that tone in my voice that others have when they interact with little ones. I have no idea why but I feel stupid when I do that.
I have absolutely no problem speaking to kids of, lets say kindergarden age when they are able to say something back and understand what I am saying. I am fine with that but babies? – I am useless…
I kept thinking about this incident over and over again and started to worry: Will I ever be a good mum? How will I interact with my own childs? Will they not start screaming because I cannot calm them? Everybody keeps telling me that it will be different with my own kids but will it really be?
Does anyone of you have the same fears or had them before having a baby? Let me know about your experiences.
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