When I was first getting into the swing of being a mom, I heard a lot of comments that exclaimed, "Don't worry, you'll be a pro in no time!"
Well, lovely sentiment. But the truth is, almost two years into this motherhood thing, I'm not a pro.
Here are 5 reasons:
1. I can't change a baby facing the 'wrong' direction. Her head has to be on my left.
|And I've TRIED putting these blasted cloth ones on her standing up,|
and that doesn't work for me at all.
(Yes, even the velcro ones.)
2. I still have trouble buckling her into the carseat from the left side. I'm a bit better with her convertible carseat but her infant one? I just could not do it.
3. I never was able to nurse a baby and do the dishes or cook dinner. It sounds unsafe anyway. Maybe I'll get a sling for the next bambino and figure it out. But eh, that sounds like a pain.
|For 16 months, I sat down and used this freakin' pillow to nurse my kid!|
5. I have not sprouted 4 more arms. I drop things. Constantly. Still clumsy ol' me.
Also, more currently, I cannot figure out how to get my child to nap every day, can't figure out what to feed her (she got even more picky in the past month, and the only vegetable she has eaten has been spinach in a smoothie), and can't get her to sit on the potty very much any more--only when poop is actively coming out of her butt. Why has everything gotten harder??!
However, 2 things I am a pro at? Being able to get this baby carrier on my back with no help:
|It ain't pretty, but I can do it|
And pulling my hair out on a regular basis. Because toddlers, that's why.