I've been spending my last few days with a baby.
An actual baby, she's 2 months old.
In a very "Wendy-esque" manner I said "Yes" to babysitting for a friend through the end of May.
So far, it's been pretty good (3 days is a good indicator, right?). I kinda get little 'kicks' out of babysitting for a first time parent.
For example, the first day the baby came the binky was in the diaper bag, wrapped up in a plastic baggie.
It's led me to think about MY first time parenting skills.
For example, poor Josh didn't get a verbal word spoken to him for 2 months - I didn't know HOW to speak to a baby.
He probably thought he was deaf (kinda explains the listening issues we're having now).
Even after having 4 newborns in the house I think I'm still probably a first time parent.
I'm still experiencing things I've never had to deal with before as a parent.
Registering for high school, crying over homework, body hair, why clothes pile up NEXT to the hamper and the list goes on . . .
Perhaps I should not be so quick to tease a new parent.
What were some of your first time parenting struggles?