Sometimes it makes me crazy to hear people say, "if you think this is bad, just wait until..." because I just want to be in the moment and feel whatever happiness or despair that particular moment might bring me. I don't want to compete with your happier or sadder moments! When Sophie was born and we relished how much we enjoyed being parents, we heard "just wait, when she starts to smile, it will be even better!" and when she started to crawl and we talked about how much it changed life in our house, people said "if you think this is bad, just wait til she walks!" We didn't want to just wait and see, we wanted to experience what was at our fingertips in that moment.
As the author of the article says, this is a total first-world problem. However, it will make me stop and think about what I'm about to say the next time I talk to a parent-to-be or new mom or dad. Just because I've been through it doesn't mean they're not entitled to experience it for the very first time themselves, in their own way.
Rant complete! Happy Wednesday, and a link to the commercial that makes me laugh over and over.
|And this, just because she makes me smile!|