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Siblings Project in November 2016 - Meet the Wildes
Kirsty and I have been talking lots recently about our experience of raising our small menagerie in the context of our motherhood journey compared to the more conventional one-child-at-a-time one. Comparing the experience of raising one child against the experience of raising four aged two and under is a bit like a zookeeper talking best practice with somebody who keeps house cats. They’re just not very comparable. Kirsty in particular finds that quite isolating; she’s left a few facebook parenting groups because of it recently, which makes me sad because wrangling four children means that she doesn’t exactly get out have a chance to sit down and chat to other mums ‘in person’ either. I think we’ve realised recently that these early years of mothering four are probably going to be the best and the worst our lives. It’s like living in a tropical paradise that is prone to horrendous…