Friday, October 02, 2009

What we've learned

So Thalia turns one on Monday ("holy hell what happened to that year?!" on the one hand and on the other hand, "holy hell that feels like a million years ago!"). In light of this milestone and the fact that friends are either having a baby or contemplating having a baby, we feel like all this stuff that is now in our heads should be shared. Also, cos it's just kinda neat that we learned all this stuff and if we don't write it down then we'll likely forget it all and that would just be kind of ... sad.

So we thought we'd do a series of posts, by the both of us, about what we've learned in this past year of parenting a baby.

Now, mostly we will be posting about stuff that has worked for us. This is not to say that it will work for everyone. Certainly some of it will not work for some people. We are idiosyncratic and rebellious enough for that to be the case. And honest enough to realize that just because we decided to do something does not mean it is the ONLY.RIGHT.THING.TO.DO or your child will be irreparably harmed, hate you forever, grow up with a complex, with one leg shorter than the other, whatever. Almost every parenting challenge has a multitude of solutions - often there is no perfect solution. This itself is one of the biggest challenges of being a parent, at least for me (Daniela). Often it isn't black or white, but shades of gray. Every parent has to find the shade of gray that best matches their shoes. Or you know, their values, principles, philosophy. Every family is different, blah blah blah. This is the story of our family. And, you know, it's quirky.

So yeah. We'll see how many posts we manage to write!


At 7:39 PM, Blogger leigh said...

so looking forward to reading what you post! (i missed your blogging!!)

At 4:15 PM, Blogger Daniela said...

yeah, we are very pathetic about the blog. Facebook has taken over out lives.

oops...I must go rescue the Baby Animals book Thalia trying to destroy...she's trying to eat the baby bunny...and this is not actually OUR book...


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