I remember the day I gave birth to my first princess. My godmother told my husband, “Don’t worry, it’s hardest to raise them for the first 18 years, but it gets easier later!” You can guess how good it was to hear this when you are a young parent.
An older colleague regularly comforts me how I can stay calm while I am still tucking them in bed.
The truth, of course, is different for everyone. I know moms who are not doing well being awake for the first couple of years which has never been a problem to me because intermittent sleep has not bothered me so much (for the sake of some dear friends, I note that I drink coffee from the early morning!) which I feel I have to give a child when gifted for something the maximum opportunity to develop that talent if he wants and…
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