Having taken a crack at this parenthood thing now for the better part of eight months I have drawn various conclusions. Most done so out of the sheer necessity sanity saving tweaks.
Time is one that would make the largest difference in a parents life, yet remains (timelessly) out of our control.
In a young parents life, everything is time-
The seconds last for eternity but the days/weeks/months are gone in the blink of an eye.
Hurry up were, late! Why is he up soooo early?
Warm the babies food up for 38 seconds only! No more/No less.
What time is the babysitter coming? How long do we have the sitter for? What time does the sitter have to be home? Sorry your late getting home.
If the trip takes 14 minutes, I can feed him for 23 minutes which will give us 2 hours and 15 minutes to enjoy the show before we have to take the 7 minute walk back to the car to feed for 23 minutes and come home.
Are you recording the TV tonight because he wont be bathed in time?
4:00 pm-When will you be home? 1 hour. 4:07 pm-How has it not been an hour yet?
We should have the party at 2 pm so everybody comes on time. Everybody's late.
Dinners not until 9 tonight, he took a 2 hour nap.
You don't usually poop at this time a day, and never this much!
Happy 1st Birthday little man......Happy 21st Birthday son....I can't belive your 40.
I have always known, as any free thinker would, that to resist time is futile. There is nothing you can do about grey hair, an extra candle, or a couple of creaky joints. But until I became a parent I had no idea how important a minute can be.