I get it. You have to have your own 'way' to make it. Your own way of living the best life you can with a little sidekick or two (or three, or four).
But, I cannot tell you how many people, whom I know personally that told me that babies should work around your schedule...after all, they are YOUR babies. They are even a bit demanding about it, and are all, "They should not cramp your lifestyle...blah blah".
I mean, hello?! But how does your lifestyle not change with a kid?
Maybe I'm crazy, and that's quite possible.
But, I just don't get it.
I've had people tell me to just bring the pack-n-play and still have late nights out with friends, and just bring your
But forgive me if I ruffle any feathers for saying this...
While pre-baby I was totally on board with "yea! I will still live a
Because I cannot CHANGE the personality that my child has.
I cannot help the fact that like clockwork at 7:45pm , EVERY single night, she is miserably exhausted, ready for a bath, and craving to be in her own environment.
I, personally don't believe that is something I could have trained. "Now Emeline, you are NOT ALLOWED to be miserable and tired while mommy and daddy are hanging out with friends, you hear?" Um yea. Doesn't work that way. At least for us.
What I've come to realize are, babies each have their own personality. I think a lot of mommies of two can tell you that. Two kids can be polar opposites of one another, but both still be your flesh and blood.
She just so happens to be so much easier to manage when she's home in her own environment around break-down time.
But that's just me.
All kids are different. God made us all uniquely different, didn't He? Why do we expect babies to fit into one mold?
So while having my sweet daughter may mean a tiny bit of sacrifice here and there, and for the time-being, may cramp my rockstar lifestyle (totally kidding, we are such homebodies anyway...and love it), it is totally worth it and I still love it.
All this to say that I've found you just cannot blanket wittle babies under one statement, or theory...since it "worked" for you. Or whatever.
They are all so uniquely different.
And NOTHING....I repeat, nothing is wrong with you as a parent when your kid gets fussy every.single.night at the exact same time. [I'm just typing this out so I can start to believe it, myself...ha...]
Have a Happy Friday! Ohhh Friday, how I love thee.