I love a good squishy newborn like everyone else, but I'm so very happy to be through the newborn phase.
Come to think of it, I bet there are a lot of crimes babies get away with because no one expects such malfeasance from a cuddly little munchkin. But me and the Pakistani police -- we're on to you, babies! Here's some other possible baby crimes that I urge law enforcement authorities all over the world to keep close tabs on.
Clearly, keeping track of baby milestones is important, particularly if you're concerned about developmental delays. But what makes me uncomfortable is the idea of constantly comparing your child to others to see if he's "advanced," "precocious," "way smarter than Steven Hawking," "way smarter than whatever baby of Steven Hawking and Marie Curie would have produced if time travel existed and they had a lovechild"....well, you get the point.
I spend way too much mental energy on wishing that all of the toy pieces would be matched correctly. “The farm animals go with the farm, what are they doing in the toy bin under the spaceship?” “Where are the balls that go with the popping lion toy?” “How will my daughters ever learn ’cause...