Do you remember your sex-ed class? We do - awkward, taught by the teacher who pulled the short stick, again – bottom line is it’s a miracle we made it through with some semblance of an understanding how the ol’ birds and bees work.
If you were “lucky” enough to get a trial parenting opportunity with a mock baby then your sex-ed class took on a whole new direction. Don’t worry, we were “lucky” too. Getting paired up with a kid in class you didn't really know and then have a baby device bestowed upon you was supposed to prepare you for the rigors of parenting. Did it work…? Not really.
Those pseudo-baby thingies had a trick; you removed the batteries. Guess what NO ONE prepared us for? ACTUAL life with a real baby – there is no off switch or batteries to remove. There is no fail-safe. There is nothing but the sheer determination that YOU WILL get this child to sleep if it’s the last thing you do on earth.
And that kid you co-parented with in class, guess what? They are all grown up and probably have kids now too, while silently screaming profanities to the teacher that didn’t adequately prepare you for life on the other side… Let’s face it, unless you happen to opt to spend your free time around a baby 24/7 there is no way to truly prepare for the adventure ahead.
We feel you, and as a fond reminder of your teen life, we’re here to remind you that health class may have glossed over a few (A LOT) of details, but hey, you made it this far and both you and your little bundle of joy are going to be just fine, even if there is no off switch. Keep at it mom and dad! We’re sending you positive thoughts, wherever you may be!
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