That said we have taken all of the advice people have given us into advisement. We have welcomed their input and as we see fit, we’ll use what we want and disregard the rest.* Being a parent is being a parent. We expect to make mistakes. We expect that we’ll make some decisions and then go back and say “Oh, no. We’re not doing it this way again.” That’s life. It’s actually one of the parts I like best about it. The learning. The evolving.
A big thing other parents have emphasized is that we get out and do the things we want to do now. OK. Done. We’re doing that. Sometimes what we want is to just stay in our little house and just relax. Sometimes a people strike is in order. Sometimes we get out for a nice dinner just the two of us. We’ve always been crazy like that. Wild party animals is what we are! I know, we’d better settle down before Zoe gets here.
But, kidding aside: we know we won’t be able to get out alone as much as we do now. We’ll have to schedule seeing plays and movies further in advance and rely on the kindness of family and friends to let us out for say... an hour of adult time. We’ll have to bite the bullet and stay home more often. No more late night partying at Riley’s (I kid, I kid).
So really, the whole point of this is: Daniel
*That right there was actually a piece of advice that a