Sunday, May 4, 2008

It's raining, it's pouring!

Babies, that is. Yup, around this grand ol' blogosphere there's something in the water, and we're all celebrating. Some of the grand-dames of the blogging world, Her Bad Mother, Mrs. Chicky and Mrs. Chicken to be specific, are expanding their broods and looking for all the advice/assvice they can get.

Some terrific ladies have arranged a shower - a virtual one, that is - with donations! And prizes! And lots and lots of terrific advice/assvice! 

To wit, I offer a formula, guaranteed to save hours of your time otherwise spent sterilizing, washing sippys and bottles, and running to the cupboard for more fishy crackers:

5 second rule x 2 kids* = 10 second rule.

* for your own personalized calculation, multiply by the number of children. Husbands and partners can be included where applicable.

Ok, but seriously? Follow your instincts - you know what's best. And wherever possible try to check the guilt at the door. I know, easier said than done. Yes, the first baby might not get as much attention now, but you are giving them a sibling and a whole new range of experiences. And the second child? They might not get as much attention as the first, but the attention that they do get comes from a more experienced, wiser, more laid back mommy. (And that checking the guilt at the door thing extends to the blogging world too... we're all here, pressure-free, when you're ready, and when you need us.)

Here's to all your lovely babies, to the amazing older-siblings-to-be, to the partners and to the stories to come. Best of luck ladies!


12 comments:

slouching mom said...

heh. this is good.

Her Bad Mother said...

'5 second rule X 2 = 10 seconds'

LAUGHED OUT LOUD. Thank you for that!

crazymumma said...

hm. something you not telling us?

Lisa b said...

Dammit I forgot to do this one.
I like your rule. I have instituted some version of that around here.

Ali said...

yes. i love that rule..especially since i have THREE kids...:)

nomotherearth said...

Great rule! Must apply it now..

kittenpie said...

I totally read that "expanding their boobs" and laughed - then read it again and laughed at me instead.

Chicky Chicky Baby said...

In my house it's "If you drop it, you lose it". There's no way the dogs will let a piece of food lie on the floor for that long without eating it! It helps with clean up though.

Thanks for participating!

Denguy said...

Ten second rule. I like that.

Beck said...

I think that super-focused attention that first kids good is maybe not the best thing in the world, anyhow.
Ten second rule, eh?

Aliki2006 said...

Yes, that golden ten second rule!

Magpie said...

Shouldn't it be 5 seconds x 2 = 10 minutes?

 

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