Thursday, December 14, 2006

Is This Terrible of Me?

Listening to a baby scream is never fun or easy, but it's amazing how much less the crying bothers you with the second baby. As my friend Connie put it, "When the first baby squalls, you feel so badly for her and you say, 'Poor baby!' But with the second, you say, 'Poor ME!'"

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I still think, "Poor girl!" but now i see the suffering as 80/20 to the mother.

Donna said...

We just got better at the 'heart of stone' thing. Practice, I guess. And as a second-time parent, you also have to prioritize differently - which often means letting one cry while you tend to the other, else have TWO of them crying!

Shan said...

Exactly!