Umm, no. Having a child is the furthest thing from my bitty brain. But babies are conquering my Outlook calendar. There are reminders up the wazoo. Kristy due on January 28th – keep her on baby watch. Ask Ashish about his exact due date – it’s some time around now. Make sure to get Amanda’s mailing address for when the baby comes. Dixon’s sonogram on the 21st – finds out about the multiples!
I know eight people who are prego. I’m sure I’m missing a few. Add to the mix the people who are trying. Then add all the kiddy birthday parties I go to. I ‘literally’ have a stash of board books, New York Times bestsellers for children, and recommended favorites from moms in a huge drawer at work. My coworker just asked if she could buy some books off of me for a friend of hers. I’ve become a baby book dealer!!
A word of advice to the people out there who have children or expect them soon. Please do not lose yourself. Your life does not equal the baby’s life. You are two separate people. I know so many people who jump at a cry. Babies can comfort themselves. Have faith.
Get a life! Go out on dates. Hang out with your friends. Have a glass of wine. Know your audience. Serving only punch at your kid’s first birthday is an affront to all of us adults. Hello? There are adults at this party…it’s not just babies. Can you imagine just serving punch at your wedding? Well then, don’t just serve that at a birthday party. Jeeeezzz!
And the family holiday cards? Are parents no longer part of the family? It is so annoying to see a greeting card with a glossy of kids only. What happened to my adult friends? Have they disappeared? Have they been consumed by their front-and-center children? Get a life, people!