What its like to be a mom when your kids get older

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Let's face it, it's not always fun to take care of little kids, cause you know, tantrums and all that. For older kids, it's a completely different story.

1. You don’t need to clean as much

As your kids grow older, you’ll find that it gets easier to clean up after them compared to when they were little kids. Though, you still have to remind them to stay clean, most especially for teenagers, cause their rooms can get pretty messy.

2. You start to worry less about safety around the house

No more making sure that all the plugs are covered and no need to put bumpers on the sharp edges of furniture. Older kids might still have a habit of getting themselves hurt, but they can usually just shrug it off.

3. The only outfits you need to worry about are yours

The great thing about older kids is that you no longer have to worry about what to prepare for their outfits whenever they go out. The only outfit that you need to worry about would be your own outfit. Though, you’ll still most likely cringe at the crazy fashion styles that teenagers have nowadays.

4. They can play without your supervision

This basically means that you’ll no longer have to play peek-a-boo day in and day out with your kid. The great thing about older kids is that you’ll have more “me” time (which usually means a nap).

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