Tor, I know you’ve done this before.
You have two beautiful young girls. You’re a great dad. You’ve raised them well.
But you’re rusty. It’s been a while since you’ve had a brand new young’n.
I thought I’d give you some tips on what’s changed since you’ve been out of practice.
No change. Still stinky and manages to get places you’d rather it didn’t.
It’s not just Gerber jars of greenish goo anymore. The cool new trend is to make it yourself from purely hippie, er, organic produce. It’s actually cheaper, healthier and much more work.
No change. You still won’t get any.
Car seats are much more intricate. You now need a master’s degree to install one (luckily for you, you’ve got a master’s degree. You knew it would come in handy some day!). Your current stroller? Better throw it out. That model eats babies. You’ll need the new, safer and more expensive model for your little one.
No change. You’ll still melt when your shiny new baby smiles at you.
When we were kids, we had simple toys. Cars. Stuffed animals. The dog. Well actually, you’re older than me. I don’t know what you had. Sticks? Anyway, toys have changed tremendously. Now your son will have the toys you only wished you could have when you were a kid. My 9 month old son has an electronic drum that I’m jealous of. They even make toy iPhones.
Kids these days!
Question: Any other newborn parenting tips to share?
EdiTOR’s Note: Our family recently delivered our third child. As such, some blogging buddies of mine have graciously offered to write a series of guest posts to allow my family to spend a little time together – away from this blog. I’m deeply grateful for such friends, and I hope you enjoy their writing!