*Always keep socks on them even when it's 105 outside
*Never feed them any solids before 6 months old
*Feed them cereal the minute they pop out
*Paci vs. no paci
*Keep it loud when they sleep
*Make it as silent as a tomb when they sleep
*Have another right away
*Never have another, 1 is plenty
You know. You've heard it all too. Now that I have a kid that's a whole decade old (how did that happen??), I reflect on what people never told me. Like that tired would be the norm. Evidently forever. I really thought I'd only be exhausted until I got them to sleep through the night. For a time that was almost true.
It isn't true anymore. I'm exhausted. Everyone I know my age is exhausted. Why didn't anyone tell us we'd be so tired???
Some are tired because they still have babies waking up during the night. Some are tired because someone in their house is always sick. Some are tired from working swing shifts. Some are tired from working more than 1 job. Some are tired because these short people ask 9 million questions a day and want to be fed continually all day long. All day. Every day.
Do you remember your parents being this tired? I don't but I'm sure they were. I do remember one friend's mom who continually looked a little glassed over. Now I know it's because she was so TIRED.
*Stay at home or work from home or work outside the home
*Breast feed or bottle feed
*Co-sleep or crib sleep
*Public school or private school or home school
*City or county
*Organic or non-organic
You're going to be tired. There's nothing you can do. It just will be. 1 kid or 19. T-I-R-E-D.
Just thought I'd give you a heads up because no one told me.