A big brother advises to skip the self doubt about one’s ability to care for baby in those early days. Focus on enjoying the life you’ve created instead.
I never thought about beginnings and endings as a boy. They often seemed simultaneous. But now my twin sons are heading for high school next year.
We haven’t had batting practice in the backyard for years. I’d have liked to have known when the last one was coming. I’d have savored them more.
From my first haircut on, going to the barber a time to bond with my father and I loved hearing him say how good I looked.
It’s common for parents’ lives to feel unsettled when their first child heads to college. But the metaphor of child-as-pioneer can help ease the grief.
A growth chart for parents might help us understand — or at least tolerate — other parents who annoy us. For example, the ones who criticize other parents harshly just need to work on decreasing their “judgemental” percentile.