Being the "cool" parent
I recently did sky dived… I have wanted to do for ages. A very dear friend of mine was super excited for me, and pretty much said the following: "OMG, i cant believe you sky dived... but why now.. You are suppose to do these things before you become a mom" :-) I just told him simply "Well, then this makes me a cool mom" and he seemed to agree!
Hmm...This did get me thinking...Are there things that you can do before and after parenthood strikes you? Does your life really does change that dramatically.. Does doing things as a parent instead of before children make you a cooler parent!
Hmm.. SD and I were very anxious to start a family. We are the first ones in our friends with kids. We enjoy having so many loving people volunteering to help out with V. They dote on her. It was a choice we made to have kids sooner [Of course really late for our parents ;-)]. But SD and I were adamant that even with kid(S), we will be the "cool" ones. We will pretty much try to do as much as we did before we had V.
Currently we have parents visiting us, which is a great help, since now once V is sleeping, we can leave her with parents and head out for our dinners, shows, gathering etc... But in general, we do get a lot of questions about this: Having kids and trying to manage, parenthood, work, life, social life. And of course: "Being cool"
Here are a few ones which i have gotten
Q."So, now you must be sleeping really early right, since she sleeps early"
Q."Hats off... you guys can still manage a date night."
Q."Do you guys get to go out as much?"
Q."How old are you? Don’t you want to be out more?"
Q."How do you manage to be up and fresh at 6:30, after sleeping at 2"