Experience

The Dude’s sister is in a race with the Duggars to overpopulate the Earth, or at least that’s how it seems to someone who is completely overwhelmed once the kid count rises above two…i.e. the Dude.

In reality, Sis is an amazing Mom and the Bro-in-law is a groovy Dad, so their increasing kid count is more a testament of their love and strong sense of family than anything else…but 5 kids is amazing and ridiculous all at the same time.

It just so happens that the Dude’s newest nephew and the Little Dude were born 19 days apart.  So, both families get to enjoy newborns and watch them grow up together.

For a new parent fumbling on a minute by minute basis through new parent things, it’s great to get tips from a true Mommy pro.

This morning I had the following Instant Message exchange with my sister:
[10:28:20 AM] Dude’s Sis:  Don’t underestimate the power of a picture.  They like faces… kept him happy for a while 🙂

[10:32:32 AM] Dude: Classic.

[10:36:40 AM] Dude’s Sis: haha just looked at it again… i actually snapped the photo after he had put himself to sleep.

True Experience

True Experience

This is what experience teaches?!  I’m way over-thinking this parenting thing.

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