On a related note, if you ever need any ideas for how to make your children scream with glee and hug you with tears of joy, forget the expensive trip to Disneyland. Just buy them chicks. Saying that we are slightly enamored is an understatement.
I must admit that getting the gals was a little scary. I picked up no less than ten books from the library and immediately became overwhelmed by all the information. It reminded me of those planning months of pregnancy, especially the first one. I read book after book, and the more I read the more confused I got. It got to the point that I felt like I would never measure up to be the perfect mom. There were so many options, co-sleeping, sleep schedules, baby wearing, make your own baby food, cloth diapers, and on and on. Too many options can simply be overwhelming. And the vast array of options can keep you from starting something new, simply because you don’t even know where to start. The point is to just start.
We learn one day at time, one lesson at a time. And there’s a freedom in that. We don’t have to have it all figured out right from the start. In fact, it might be even better if we don’t. This not knowing keeps us open minded and flexible when things don’t go as planned. The not knowing forces us to search for answers along the way, and be creative in our solutions.