Saturday, October 5, 2013

Ways to cope with your baby growing up*

*By which I mean "Ways cope with my baby growing up."

1. Stubbornly continue to refer to him as your "baby," even though he is technically a toddler, and in fact actually toddles pretty much all day long.

2. Don't make any real effort at all to night wean. At night, half-asleep, savor every heart-healing cuddle, his quiet and milk-scented baby breath, the sweet small sounds he makes as he nurses.

3. After he's gone to sleep, press his little onesies to your face, breathing in his baby smell. Kiss them for prolonged moments. Call this "folding the laundry."