Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Thankful to live after Y2K

How did moms ever survive before the internet? How did they know how to raise a child without being able to type their question into Google? In the past seven weeks I have Googled a litany of stupid baby questions. Without mom forums and message boards and Youtube how to videos, I wouldn't have a clue what I'm doing. My confidence in parenting comes only after I read on the internet about another mom who does the same thing. What did my  mom do? Leaf frantically through a baby book? Pack us up and drive to the library? You must have had to have friends two decades ago. Luckily for me, you don't need friends anymore.
There is a reason I was born in a time period with the internet and epidurals and electricity and disposable diapers. I couldn't be a mother in any other era. It simply wouldn't happen. I can't picture myself dealing with a screaming baby in a horse and buggy. I already think every block is a mile when Brandon is screaming in my car. I remember mom had cloth diapers for us. I can't imagine myself scraping those off and washing them. I'm just not that dedicated. I would probably just turn them inside out. Hard to be lazy in the olden days. That's why my baby was born in 2012.

3 comments:

Donna Boucher said...

He is beautiful. So happy he is settling in.
The first two months are hellish....so hard.
Glad you are seeing the good parts already!

amberjune said...

I'm loving seeing all his cute facial expressions and clothes...keep those pics coming!

amberjune said...

I'm loving seeing all his cute facial expressions and clothes...keep those pics coming!