Naturally when the belly is taken out in public the talk at some point turned to children. Kerri (whose house we crashed) started feeling bad for all the parenting advice once the Maker’s Mark wore off and wrote a blog post. While I have never done the whole blog post in response to a blog post before, there is a first time for everything.
First off, I enjoy advice. Hearing other people’s experiences is wonderful; it helps us know what other people have experienced. No two experiences are the same and having a wide range of experiences to pull from will help us best prepare for our own unique experience.
Second, I set my crazy filter on very high. If it sounds a little batty, I am going to have a hard time trying it on my kid. The first time I heard about BabyWise, which is this psycho structured approach to feeding, I immediately threw that in the crazy column. Having confirmation on my decision to throw it in the crazy column however helps me continue to filter out good advice from bad advice.
Third, your kids are alive and not in jail or the nut house (yet at least). My only hope is to keep Ava alive and not screw her up too bad. Any advice on reaching this goal is much appreciated.
The fact is that I am just doing this day to day. I have no master plan about my impending fatherhood and anyone that tells me there is a master plan gets thrown in the crazy pile. Lived experiences, stories and lessons from friends are the best hope I have at raising a child in a socially acceptable fashion. So please, keep visiting and sharing with us. We need friends. Plus when I screw up I’ll need someone to tell me it will be alright.
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