Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Really? I have no idea what I'm doing.

I realized this about a month ago and had a little HOLY CRAP moment. It's like I woke up one day and all of a sudden was responsible for two little people, who probably expect some sort of competency from me.

Before the babies came, I thought I was totally prepared. I had my cloth diapers washed and folded. My Dr. Sears Baby Book was ready and waiting in the living room. I had even read it.

And then the babies were here.

The diapers got dirty.

And Dr. Sears wasn't here to help at 3am.

Sometimes it seems like perhaps I'm better suited to just getting really crazy good at Bejeweled Blitz on Facebook.

But you know what? I think these babies kind of like me.

And maybe I don't need to know what I'm doing all the time. Maybe that's not even all that important.

This is my family. I get to figure it out.


Parsing Nonsense said...

From what I hear, you never figure it out because just as you get comfortable they change on you!

Adrienne said...

Well, from what I can see- you're doing a great job doing it without knowing how! Those boys are such happy and healthy little babies- and you from my perspective are happy and healthy too. So keep on keeping on girl, even if that means a can of frosting now and again :)

Daryl said...

Now you're talkin!

Halala Mama said...

It took me the first couple months to learn that parenting is strictly trial and error. Read as much as you can and talk to others, some of it will work and some of it won't. Good luck!

Deb said...

One thing I have learned about being a parent for 30 years - there isn't a learning curve, it is more like a learning diagonal / You just keep on learning every day, and you never stop learning about parenting or about your children. It is ever changing, dynamic, and you do the best you can do. Enjoy the adventure!

Anonymous said...

Yes, the family always need us to be there. And they're not that bad are they!

CJ xx