Parenting 101 – ‘There’s a Baby in the House’
So it's now common knowledge that my brood has grown a little bit, again. My wife and I welcomed our 5th child, our second girl, to the team a little over a week ago. All are doing amazingly well but as far as my own mother is concerned you would think this was our first child.
Occasionally my mother will call and ask how the baby is doing. I'll tell her she's fine and how she slept a little better that night than she did the night before, and so on. This woman will then proceed to give me instructions as to what I need to do to curb the 'sleep clock' issue. I have an older brother and a younger sister. It's somewhere in the middle of the conversation that I have to remind my own mother that 'I've done this before. I have more kids than you did.'
She means well, I know. I have to wonder if the cord ever really does get cut. When my oldest brings her first child home, will my wife and I pester her with wisdom? Probably. That's what parents are for I guess. Don't forget, Mother's Day is coming up this Sunday. I've given you a week's notice - now do something great for her.
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