I did not realize, when my first daughter was born, that babies sometimes make terrible conversation starters.
I don’t mean that babies are terrible at conversation (though they don’t have a lot to say about books or current events, to be honest). I’m talking about the conversations other people start with you when you have a baby in your arms.
People say all kinds of crazy things, but if you happen to be a parent of little people, THIS is the thing I hope you will hear. What you do–no matter how you’ve chosen to do it–is not “just” anything.
It’s Not “Just” Anything
I trust that you are making the best decisions you can for your family. I do not think you constructed your lifestyle on a whim. You did not wake up one morning and say, “Oh, I think today I’ll just… [parent/work/fly off to Bali].”
No. That does not sound like you at all. You know yourself, your family, your baby, your budget, the limits of your sanity. You did not just invent the contours of your life for the fun of it. You make thoughtful, considered choices.
You make plans. You make do. It’s a lot.
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