Parenting Lessons – Part 1 of Many

  1. Your newborn will act like a baby.  It’s normal, I guess.
  2. Putting the new diaper beneath the old diaper is a vital act of congress in terms of baby laws.
  3. Sometimes young children cry for no reason, similar to a similar gender unlike myself that will remain nameless.
  4. Simply by acting goofy, you can keep the audience rolling for long periods of time.  For example, I simply said the word “Booger” in a funny voice, which sent my daughter into laughter for an extended period of time.
  5. Anything that looks like, feels like, smells like, shines like, rolls like… IS FOOD according to the toddler mind.
  6. Toddlers have surprising hand-eye coordination.  Whatever is in your hand that you do not want the child to touch is an automatic spill or grab & toss (example:  glass lantern, which is now a shattered glass lantern)  Jewelry is also a dangerous combination.
  7. As a husband, attach your video recorder to your belt buckle.  Because every moment of the day your wife will want recorded, and it is nice to just be able to pull that thing from its holster.
  8. Playing with your child is better than any television show ever.  So if Jack Bauer is tied up to explosives or those “Lost” guys see a rescue chopper….doesn’t matter, your child’s laugh when you play peek-a-boo is a million times better.
  9. Cut your child’s nails (refer to #6).  My face often looks like Scarface – “Say hello to my little baby”
  10. “Get me a wipe, hurry” is a phrase that should put you in motion like an Olympic athlete in the final 25 meters of the race.

3 thoughts on “Parenting Lessons – Part 1 of Many

  1. morgs says:

    i loove it!!
    i miss her!! i cant wait to see you guys!:)
    i hear shes crawling and everyhting!! shes getting so bigg!
    love and miss you guys

  2. hey Jeff, great posts man. interesting material to think about. Hope everythings going well for ya. Keep up the good work.

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