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When I became a mom 20 years ago it was after having received a diagnosis of MS. As people began to learn of my pregnancy they each had an opinion. Some were positive and supportive but a majority of them were negative. Everything from how can you be so selfish to how are you going to bond if you are not fully mobile.
In truth, I didn’t have the answers to those questions. However, what I did know was that as a mom I would work it out. Like any new mom, we are not given a handbook telling us how to raise our child. We learn as we go, we adapt and we do our best. It’s a hard job full of tears, what-ifs, and lots of joy and love.
What I did learn through the years is that bonding with your child didn’t have to be elaborate or come with expensive gear. Simple everyday moments were the most rewarding and became some of our most precious memories. Yes maybe I couldn’t run around the front yard with him as his dad could but I could bond in other ways.
Some of my most magical bonding moments where created by a few simple tasks.
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Growing up I had a passion for reading. It was something I enjoyed and brought me much joy. I wanted to pass that love and joy on to my son. We had a nighttime routine of reading together. I started it when he was still in the womb of reading to him. It continued until he was in high school. We would sit together at night and read. As a child, I would read to him but as he got older he began to read to me. Even now he will come home from college and ask if I want to read together.
Playing games is a great way to bond. Whether it’s peek-a-boo as an infant, coloring as a preschooler or Monopoly as a teenager game is fun. They are also great for the whole family to get in on so the family can bond together. We love having Friday Family Game Night. It’s still a family tradition when the son is home from school.
Getting into the kitchen and cooking together is a great way to bond. It also is a great teaching moment from measuring to following directions. Plus it teaches children a life skill. They are able to head off to college or into the world knowing how to feed themself. One of my son’s favorite recipes growing up was making Scooby Snacks. He loved watching Scooby-Doo and making these snacks were a perfect pairing.
The take away of this article is that whether it’s cooking, playing game reading, or simply watching a movie find what works for you. After all, not every mom or every child will enjoy the same activity. How you bond with your daughter will differ from how you bond with your son. For that matter how you bond with one child will differ from another as no two children are the same. Bonding with your child whether you have MS or not will be uniquely your own thing.
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