It’s amazing how we stretch to fill the challenges we have.
With K-Pants, our precious firstborn, having an infant felt crazy and chaotic. And it was: We went from no kids to kid. That’s a game changer.
But now with a newborn and a toddler, it’s Baby Woww who seems like a breeze, and the toddler who’s crazy.
He hits. He throws trains at your head. He demands to be paraded around on his four-wheeled toddler bike all day long.
People ask me, “Is Baby Woww sleeping well?” or “How often is he eating?” To be honest, I’m not really sure. I’m too busy deflecting trains, checking to make sure the toddler fois gras is prepared right, and chasing after His Majesty’s plastic bike.
I feel like Mr. Potter’s minion in It’s A Wonderful Life.
Yes, Mr. Potter, tell me where to go. What would you like to eat, Mr. Potter? Oh, it’s too hot? Don’t worry Mr. Potter, I’ll blow on it for you.
If you don’t have a toddler, you’re probably rolling your eyes and making a mental list of how not to raise your children. You will probably be Mary Bailey…
…not the sidekick to a despotic megalomaniac. I wish you well.
But don’t think that I have no strategy here. I do. It’s called containment. I’ll let you know when it starts working.
Mr. Potter & minion photo from The New York Times.
Mary Bailey photo from The Stuff You Gotta Watch movie review site.