That’s the saying on a t-shirt I found for Derrick for Valentine’s Day, and it’s becoming a motto at our house. Because sometimes things are so chaotic that when you make it out on the other end, you question how you actually did it! “Must be because I’m awesome!”
If only we truly had super powers to keep up with our little ones! Being a parent is a wonderful blessing, but it sure isn’t easy! Here are some confessions from Derrick.
1. “Whoever made up the term “sleeping through the night” needs to be punched in the face!” Yeah… I agree with that one. No one ever told us that meant they sleep for maybe 6 to 8 hours (if you’re even that lucky) and then want to eat again. We are convinced that those parents who say their babies sleep a full 12 hours straight are big fat liars!
2. “I never knew that it was possible to hate an inanimate object so much as I hate the baby monitor. A device that puts shrills and cries in your ear in the middle of the night = worst.invention.ever.”
3. “Watching the babies reach milestones warms my heart. The smiles, the roll over, reaching for me when I get home from work… But what will make me the proudest? When they can hold their own bottles!”
And now a confession of my own about Derrick: He likes naked baby booties! There is a term “weep, weep” on my side of the family and a little pinch to the bottom that goes with it. I think after seeing how cute tiny little hinies are, he fully understands the appeal of the “weep, weep!”
Watching Derrick experience fatherhood is a beautiful thing, and often times hilarious! He is the most adorable Daddy ever.