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Discussion: Exactly

in: Cristina; Cristina > 2018-01-03

Jan 3, 2018 6:11 PM # 
My son and his wife brought their baby of 7 months home for Christmas for a week, and while it was wonderful, it was also a little exhausting for us old people. Seemed like a lot of work for the new parents as well.
Jan 3, 2018 7:07 PM # 
Really think it gets easier? Wait til baby starts walking...and wants to play hockey, trains, doggie, horsie (you’re the horse), trucks...break for a snack....repeat.
Jan 3, 2018 8:49 PM # 
OMG, ditto!!
Jan 3, 2018 10:10 PM # 
My rabbi says: travel with children (they have 4 under about 7) is a trip; without kids is a vacation. She's right.
Jan 4, 2018 12:02 PM # 
2 grandchildren here now, up to the full complement of 4 by Saturday. The grandparents are already showing the strain.
Jan 5, 2018 6:34 AM # 
Pink Socks:

What have I done?
Jan 5, 2018 12:17 PM # 
Don't worry, we are genetically programmed to find our own children cute so that we won't murder them in our chronically exhausted states. Sometimes they decide they want to "find c[on]trolls!" and insist on everyone in the house putting on an orienteering jersey and holding a map while they run around and "beep". Doesn't make me feel any more rested but it helps with my mental health.

Today’s #orienteering tip: punch first, then celebrate.

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Jan 5, 2018 12:18 PM # 
Maybe AP needs an Exhausted Parents group.

ETA: done.
Jan 5, 2018 3:01 PM # 
Like Sam said, I have always found the word "trip" more appropriate.
Jan 5, 2018 8:46 PM # 
Exactly. You get to be the same amount of exhausted, just in a different part of the world.
Jan 7, 2018 12:47 AM # 
You all quit complaining and keep making those O babies!
Jan 7, 2018 2:09 AM # 
When we were facing our first plane trip with our first born, we asked the pediatrician for advice. His advice was to order two drinks each.
Jan 7, 2018 3:29 AM # 
LOL. Sounds like he would have gotten along with our pediatrician - the one we went to as children. Mom phoned him when my brother got into some insect repellent. She was worried: "I think he only had a small sip. How much would it take to kill him?" The doc said, "Give him a tablespoon full."

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