Week 3 of the Cocktails at Naptime Book Tour kicks off with our first original post inspired by the themes in the book. The excellent Not Drowning Mother (Best Australian Blogger winner at the Bloggies, dontchaknow!) has been thinking about appreciating the fleeting baby years.
'Imagine being one of the Chilean miners still waiting to be rescued from the mine and getting a message from one of the guys who’d been already rescued saying “Enjoy yourself down there while you can! Above ground is sooooo overrated and there’s nothing on TV tonight, anyway.” Well, that’s how a little how it felt when I was wrangling a wailing newborn and a shouty toddler at the supermarket and some random stranger would pat me on the arm and say “Enjoy the baby years, love. They go past in a flash!” It should be noted that generally, the kind of people who offered such advice, would have just spent their life savings on a Winnebago so they could enjoy their grandchildren at a healthy 400km+ distance. Whatevs. Still, here I am, actually standing on the other side of that long dark tunnel called “The Baby Years”. '
Thanks NDM for making us sob on a Monday morning...sniff!
STOP PRESS: Congratulations to The NDM. Her Cocktails book tour post has made it to Freshly Pressed, the showcase of Wordpress blogs. Comments on the post are (currently) nearing 150. Quite an achievement. See here: http://wordpress.com/