Being the proud papa of a 3-week old baby girl, I'm quickly learning that good parenting is often found in the details. Since BossLady and I haven't been the beneficiaries of much family support, we don't have the breadth of knowledge accumulated over generations. Hence, when it comes to baby care, we're pretty much free balling and letting it all hang out.
Here's what we've learned so far...
1. Swaddling a baby is a lot like making a good burrito.
2. Changing a diaper is like dodging bullets and trying to stay out of the rain while making a taco...all at the same time.
3. Bathing a child is like washing a slippery pig.
4. Breastfeeding ain't easy. Often times, it's like milking a cow...only to find out it's a bull.
5. Burping a baby is like product testing a whoopee cushion.
6. Feeding a baby from a bottle is like drinking straight from the keg.
7. Trying to eat while holding a newborn is like juggling bowling pins while swallowing knives.
8. Getting a newborn to fall asleep right away is like praying for rain in the Sahara.
(I'd normally come up with a few more clever analogies but, right now, I feel like I'm in some sort of sleep deprivation experiment being conducted by NASA. Anyone else got a good analogy that might help future generations of parents?)