Kids Being Kids!

I recently made one of the biggest decisions of my life to move my kids and myself to Australia.  It was a hard decision because I love America, but it was one of the best decisions I have ever made for our family.  I was not stoked on raising my kids in Vegas.  My oldest was just starting to get herself into trouble, and I know she could do that anywhere but Vegas especially has more temptations, hence the name Sin City!  I was in the spotlight a lot and my kids were around a lot of my celebrity friends kids, and I felt they were growing up too fast and with a false sense of reality. They were expecting to have everything handed to them and not learning the real value of anything. My daughter thought the Kardashians was the way life is supposed to be.   I was traveling so much for work and had a nanny helping me with the kids.  All I wanted was to focus on my family, get the kids straight with morals and reality, and give them a stable life as a real family. I met the man of my dreams who stepped up to help me raise these kids and we made the decision that the kids would have a better life in Australia.  We have been out here two and a half months now, and our stuff that was coming over on a boat still is not here.  So, the kids have not had their computers, iPads, or video games, and we have not boughten them their new phones yet.  So, they have been loosing their minds about it.  They can use my phone to call anyone they need to or  get online, but they don’t have their own to just sit on all day and night.  That’s when I realized how obsessed kids are these days about their phones, iPads, video games, and computers.  My kids would sit on those and never go outside and be a kid.  They never had to go out and meet the neighbors and be creative and play, like we had to do when we were kids.  Those were some of my best memories I have as a kid, running around the neighborhood with all the neighborhood kids playing hide and go seek, or riding bikes until it got dark and the street lights came on and everyone had to go home.  My kids have never done that.  So this is the first time in my life that I have truly seen my kids play because they have no choice.  They have had to play with friends outside, and I have never seen them have so much fun in their life.  My oldest daughter isn’t acting like she’s 18 anymore, she’s acting her own age and it is the best thing to see.  Kids need to be kids and not grow up so fast.  All of this has made me learn that I need to put strict rules on the amount of time the kids can be on all the electronics.  Being a good parent is the hardest job ever, but it is the best job.  I’m putting my family first and doing everything I can to let my kids be kids as long as they can.  It’s the simple things in life like nature, smiles, friends, and happiness that are the most beautiful and will build memories for life.  If you have a kid that is on their electronics too much, I suggest take them away for a week.  They will be pissed at you, but thank you later when they realize what they are missing out on just being a kid and how much fun that is.

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