When you prepare for the arrival of the child, you have all sorts of picture-perfect images about raising a child. Then reality hits and you will realize that it doesn’t always go according to plan. Kids will surprise you, and adjusting to parenthood is something you have to learn day by day.
You just want some sleep
A joint nap when you are out . . .
. . . or together in bed.
You two can squeeze into the crib.
Or the whole family can sleep together.
A baby can cry for hours
It never ends.
But when it finally does . . .
They might not like taking a bath
Babies and bubbles are not always a happy time.
Meal times can be a bit tricky
This takes a lot of skill.
Kids like to follow their parents.
They will chew on anything
Even their feet.
Sometimes they eat their toys.
Meal times are hardly ever fuss-free.
The first year is full of events.
When they start crawling, they start getting into all sorts of mischief.
They can end up in unexpected places.
Then they start learning how to walk.
Parents will worry about the child hurting himself.
Dads also learn to multitask with a child
They do things together.
They learn how to put kids to sleep.
Dads also do a bit of housework.
Pets are also good with kids
This cat is keeping this baby calm.
This kitten wants to babysit.
Big dogs make cuddly pillows.
The first few months are tough, but that is how you bring a family together. Don’t rush your days because your child will be a grownup in no time at all.