I have read just about every piece of pregnancy literature I can get my hands on. I have steered entirely clear of parenting literature.
I don’t know why, but I have no interest in reading the stuff that will actually prepare me for a real live person to raise. I think it is because I’m confident that no matter how prepared I think I am for this, once she arrives, I’m going to be completely at a loss.
It’ll be up to me and the Hubs to trial-and-error our way through it – common sense to be considered of course.
I’m sure there are a million “methods” that work. I would welcome your recommendation! But I am not sure I’m ready to start reading that stuff.
My pregnancy journey has been nothing like what my books told me to expect. I’m certain that no two pregnant women have the same experience. Why should parenting be any different?
Not that I want to be unprepared for parenting. I’m sure sometime between now and July I will get practical, and I will educate myself on “Ferberizing” and I’ll read On Becoming Babywise and I’ll weigh my options and talk it out with Zeb and we’ll have a parenting plan of some sort.
I’m not sure I’m going to enjoy it.
But I did enjoy this blog post – “25 Rules for Mothers of Daughters”. Oh Pinterest, how I love thee for your treasure trove of discoveries, both craft-oriented and otherwise.
Read it. Love it. I will take advice like this any old day.
I can’t wait to put all 25 rules into practice.