Oh, the beauty of a precious pregnant belly! It is such an exciting time, just imagining and wondering what this tiny little person will be like. The miracle of how two tiny pieces of two people can become another person, I shall never understand it. Simply amazing!
Growing in the cozy warmth of his (or her) mother’s womb, everything that baby needs is provided in that perfect environment.
But after that baby is born and as he grows, there is wealth of overwhelming stimulations daily in his face. Gone is that quiet cozy environment and it is replaced by what can be a very scary place!
My first child came into this world eager to explore and learn and loved every new thing. He was so flexible, listened well and we took him everywhere and traveled often. Parenting was a breeze! When I saw kids in a store or restaurant throwing a tantrum or whining or being disobedient, I (shame on me) thought something was wrong with the parents. I thought to myself all they have to do is….
I was apparently a very naive parent…I thought I had all the answers. And so…then I had my SECOND child and my eyes were WIDE opened. Boy, did I have a lot to apologize for to those parents I had judged! …….
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