1. I’m so glad I am not the only person who is not a baby person! Once we hit about 4, I was good to go. Younger than that was kind of not my season. I am really enjoying my boys as teens. I know people tell horror stories about those years, but I enjoy spending time with them. Of course, my oldest will be leaving his teens this year. I’m not sure how that is even possible!

  2. Hooray for you! We adopted two teenagers in the last two years and are now looking for a preteen to adopt. We love the older kids, with their own personalities and ideas about the world. They are like regular people that just need some help in the right direction. People at church ask me to hold their baby and watch them, and I think they’re cute and all but no thanks, only for a few minutes and then I’ll give them back 😀

  3. I am not a baby person or a either. I am in a few different seasons as I have a preschooler and a preteen and 2 inbetween (the rhyme was unintentional ;)). I love watching as my kiddos grow older and gain more independence, maturity, and responsibility. My oldest is almost a teenager and I think I’m not going to like that phase so much.

  4. Yes!! My mom always said the older we got, the more she liked us. ? I have a feeling I’m going to be the same way. When they asked me to work nursery at church, I about had a panic attack. I love MY baby, but trying to wrangle more of them? As my mom would say, “it’s my version of penance!”

  5. Kassie Fowler says:

    I have a 16 month old now and as we are entering the toddler stage, I find myself enjoying it more and more but I feel like the older he gets, the easier it will be for me. I’m not a baby person. I never wanted kids (I wouldn’t trade my son for anything now, he gives me a good purpose for my life) so the coddling is a challenge for me. I’m so so very happy to know that I’m not alone. That there is a really great mom role model I have who doesn’t love the baby stage either!!

  6. This made me smile. Mostly because I think God has a sense of humor! I am a total baby/toddler/preschool lover. I loved teaching those ages, AND could seriously have a baby on my hip 24-7 without a problem. But my kids came home at eight years old. Yep, both of them. I started parenting from third grade with both of the munchkins and I admit, I do miss the lost-years. But I am also learning to embrace the today. And today God saw it fit to give me these half-grown tigers who still need the nurturing that this baby-loving mama knows how to give. God can be trusted. That’s the ultimate truth.

    Enjoy your season, friend!

  7. My favorite stage is when they are old enough to have personality till pre-teen.
    When I taught I didn’t do below 2nd grade, but really liked 3rd and up.

  8. I love babies up to the age of 2, after that, I don’t thrive again until they are closer to 10-12.

  9. And because of this post, I now have to follow you religiously! 🙂 So far I’ve enjoyed every stage, but we aren’t very far into this whole parenting thing yet. We’ll see how it goes. I taught every grade PreK-6, but preK-2 were my favorite. Third and fourth weren’t bad, but I’m not sure what I’m going to do with mouthy 5th/6th graders or beyond! HA!

  10. I’m discovering that the baby stage is not for me either. And I’m trying to be okay with that.

  11. Right there with you – (no surprise!) 5th grade was the lowest I taught… Definitely couldn’t handle all the nose-blowing and shoe-tying that took place in the primary wing 😉

  12. I am a huge baby person but know others that are not. We all love our kids the same though- I know!

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