Tuesday, April 14, 2015

A belated and very theoretical retrospective on raising a child

1. Whatever you feel while raising your child (which at the moment may seem like suffering) you will sorely miss later. Cherish every single moment.
2. You will always be able to catch that opportunity, movie or even that party -  but you will never get back the day when your daughter was 4 years, 2 months and 12 days old.
3. There is never ever enough of video and photo memories of your parenting days. Not even close. So keep taking pictures and shooting videos.
4. Until they are old enough they mean no evil. That priceless vase could as well got shattered on its own. Be patient. You may be still regretting things you've done and said a decades later.

And while you in the trenches:
1. Baby sleeps - you sleep. If and only. So grab every opportunity.
2. You actually can work from home with kids. But only if they are under 1 month or are between 10 and 12 years old. First group is capable of enjoying lengthy sleeps, second - rejects your attention already while still being incapable yet to render a truly major trouble on themselves.

Inspired by LifeHacker's "# 10 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Becoming a Parent"

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