So last week I posted my 100th blog entry. If this were a TV Series, I could be syndicated now. I unknowingly started this blog a few hours before Nolin was born. Almost 15 months and 100 blog posts later, life has become more exciting than I ever imagined.
I don’t think as a parent you are ever actually ready…much less when you only have three weeks to prepare. I had always been nervous about being a father because I just didn’t think I would be good at it. Nolin has made it easy and looking over some of my favorite posts, I realized I have learned a few bits of good parental advice along the way…
- Sleep is completely overrated and sometimes difficult to achieve
- Nothing sticks with you longer than your first defining moment.
- In the beginning there are learning days and growing days and it can really suck when they happen at the same time.
- At some point, your family is bound to embarrass you.
- For parents there will always be moments when you can’t sleep, but for adoptive parents, the finalization is day you will never forget.
- Rice Krispies are in no way a substitute for rice cereal…one of the many differences between mother’s and fathers.
- Professionals make millions by making us believe we are not good parents…do your own thing cause you’ll go crazy if you try to read all the books.
- Single parents do not get the praise they deserve.
- There is a rush to hear that first word (especially if it is Daddy), but you may be surprised when it finally comes.
- Being a parent makes you value your family more and may just be the best thing going.
On a side note: Jenn this post is under 300 words…I win!