Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Things My Kids Have Taught Me


*the oldest child has a lot of responsibility

*parenting is a work in progress

*having a diverse child (intellectual plus athletic) is exhausting and rewarding all at the same time

*museums are every-age appropriate and taking a child from birth will help him love them for life

*traveling with children is difficult and worth it

*admitting I'm wrong can be just as effective as being right


*sometimes the middle child really is the most "interesting"

*trains are more fascinating than I ever thought possible

*brothers have a very cool bond

*all those years I judged other moms for raising a picky eater came back to haunt me in the form of making a separate meal for you each time we eat

*certain laughs are unforgettable


*the "princess" thing cannot be avoided with some children

*girls are so very different than boys

*paying $60 for a toddler swimsuit is actually worth it sometimes

*nature vs nurture is a fascinating debate

*girls like reptiles, too

*3 really is a good number, although I'd like 4 just as much


timmonstimes said...

I love this post! Where did you get Lainey's 2 tee and tutu? It is darling. I've been contemplating getting a pettiskirt (sp?) for Corinne. Love it with that shirt! :)

starnes family said...

Thank you! The t-shirt came from I actually won it on a blog giveaway.

Pettiskirt came from a shop in Boulder. I sent the goose design girl a picture of it so that she could match colors exactly. She did well!

Jodee said...

Cute post! I can really relate to Lainey's bullet points! Kamree loves princesses and I know I pay way more for her clothes too! Girls are sooo different than boys!

Anonymous said...

oh, being the first child...we set the tone for so very much.

and i always love your pictures. what kind of camera do you have.

donatelli98 said...

So does that mean you are trying for #4???

The Wileys said...

Casey, I sooooo love reading your posts. This is a great tribute to your wonderful children.

Kim said...

It is interesting how kids in one family can be so different but we love them and their quiriness all the same. You have three great kids! I always wanted to two boys in a girl in that order.

Tammy said...

love this post! Do you mind if i copy? Your "punkins" are precious. so sweet!

Coco said...

So true! All of it. And your three could not be anymore different!!

Lauren W said...

$60 for a toddler swimsuit? Really? Does it make that muh of a difference?

starnes family said...
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starnes family said...

Camera - still using a point and shoot. It does too well for me to move up to an SLR at this stage with little ones. I have a Canon Power Shot S5IS.

Baby #4 - not "trying", but I do love suprises!

Swimsuit - not a difference in's a tutu suit that I just had to have.

Copy? Of course. We all borrow from each other. I couldn't write this blog without help!

Sara said...

They are all so darling! What a great post.
I would totally be that Mom buying the $60 swimsuit. So glad I don't have a girl (yet) because I would go bonkers with the clothing!
Love the comment about #4.....

Dee Stephens said...

Love the post. I am like you used to be..I don't get the picky eater thing either.
I probably just jinked myself!

Momma to the A's said...

Love this post! It has to bee one of the sweetest posts I have ever read. What precious kiddos you have!!

I am totally with you on the $60 bathing suit thing! The same goes for dresses!

Both of my kids are picky eaters! How did I end up with 2 of them? I try and try and try and they refuse and refuse and refuse! Hopefully it will change as they get older!!

The Rand's said...

4? You're nuts! But you could totally do it!

Cute post. And it's so fascinating that kids from the same family can be so different.

Heather said...

precious post! i need to take the time to do the same thing.

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

What a great post! You are right, girls and boys are different to raise.

Life in Beverly Hills said...

Love it...especially the Princess part. Kids teach us soooo much.

1356 is a random header on my blog are now safely under "Sanity Savers" :)

SASS said...

I can relate to Jack, of course. I'm definitely the most "interesting" in my crew. Kidding, kind of.
What a precious bunch you have, dear Case. Not that you don't already know that. Unique, passionate, and just plain hilarious. The best combination there is.
Kisses to the beebees!

merrilee said...

What a sweet mama! Your three are all so completely different and all precious. Love Lainey's outfit in that picture--you dress her quite well!

Kristen said...

Awesome post Casey... and you know how fond I am of your kiddos. They are so beautiful... and I just think they look like such a fun bunch! If you're ever up in Wisconsin and need a babysitter for whatever reason, I would so be happy to hang out with them for a bit!!

Merry Mack said...

Love your beautiful family and the things they teach you! I also thought you were trying to spill that you were working on 4 or preggo.

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