Sometimes when you have a baby and all your friends are childless it can be tough. Believe me, I know...
Sometimes when you have a baby and all your friends are childless it can be tough. Believe me, I know first hand what this is like. I was young when I had Cedar and at the time, I was the only mama I knew. Since then, I have made friends with parents and some of my friends have kids now. What I now know, is that there are somethings your friends won't get, I mean, truly get until they have kids. I didn't get these things either until I had kids.
  1. Why it takes longer than ten minutes to get ready to leave the house (read, more like an hour). My friends all acted impatient all the time because it does take longer to get somewhere with a baby. I don't know if they thought I was just faking or what.
  2. What quiet means. Yes they know the meaning of the word but they won't get "baby" quiet until they have kids. They'll still shut doors too loudly, talk (shout) on their cell phones, and if they happen to peek in at your little one peacefully sleeping, they will say quite loudly, "WHAT A CUTE BABY."
  3. Why you hang up on people: I never got this one until I had my son. He'd be toddling around and rather than have him slam head first into the fireplace I'd just hang up on friends in order to stop it.
  4. Why naps rock: You know, when Cedar was a newborn some of my pals made fun of how I needed a nap each day. Now some of those friends have babies and they need naps each day. I try, I try really hard, not to be sarcastic about this with them.
  5. Why it's ok to eat cheerios off the kitchen floor:Â Sure I don't like germs but come on. Baby kidnappers, illnesses like the plague, drownings, car seats failing to work, and more! With all this juicy nightmare stuff to obsess over a few cheerios don't even make my radar. I just throw Cedar a spoon and let him dig in.

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