Friday, 16 June 2006

Wisdom shared

Franca and Eddie, the neighbours to our right, have a new baby. She is 5 months old and she is lovely. Hell, she’s a GIRL…that gives her a head start, right off the bat.

Tonight, Franca and I discussed the parenthood issue. If you are a parent, you *know* the issue…advice given, but 99.9% of the time, not solicited.

She told me she was so sick of people judging her parenting choices…everything from what and when she feeds Kathryn to how much she sleeps and where she sleeps.

I gave her the best advice I could…

Enjoy every single moment of her babyhood. Never wish a second of it away, even those hellish sleepless nights. Listen to EVERYONE’s advice, even your mother-in-law and take only what works for you. I told her to take each day as it comes and to do what is best for her, Eddie and Kathryn. Be gracious to those who offer advice (albeit unsolicited) and do what works. I am proud of my advice.

Wish someone would have given ME that advice 10 years ago…

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