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April 30, 2009

Baby's First

I was really serious about breastfeeding. Breast is best right?!...breastfeeding was my plan.

Then one day, when Thing 1 was about 4 weeks old, and I went for a nap ('cause I am human tho I try to be SuperMom sometimes)...my prince gave her *gasp* formula. (the powdered formula was part of the hospital goodie bag - damn "the man").

It killed the new mother in me. How could he give her a man-made product?! Why didn't he wake me?! His response (insert French accent here)

"She's going to eat without you. She might say her first words without you. She will walk without you. She will go to school without you. And one day she will have sex without you."

Mom's are sentimental. Papa's are cold reality. I guess there is some balance there. The day my baby had her first bottle of formula started the wave of firsts...

Yesterday, I witnessed another first. Stunning. On leaving piano lessons (her teacher - a lovely senior citizen)...Thing 2 turned to her Thing 1...and for the first time ever - flipped the bird (i.e. gave the finger/flipped Thing 1 off/the one finger salut/an obscene gesture).

{aside: It's the school. School-aged kids learn interesting stuff on the playground; like truck driver gestures, the good bad words and where babies come from.}

I've lost my innocence of firsts. Firsts aren't so good.

ok - time to share...have your kids flipped the bird, said any good bad words, done a bad first?

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2 Comments:

At April 30, 2009 at 9:42 AM , OpenID cabadov said...

Yes, it's always the school. I keep saying that too when my kids say inappropriate words [gasp, what, from my children].
So did you record it in that special spot in your baby book of memories. Bet that line has been empty for awhile.
Cheers,

 
At May 12, 2009 at 1:33 PM , Blogger Lalapoo said...

oh Gosh! my daughter starts school this year.. I am already dreading this.
Take Care
pat

 

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