What I learned from spending the day with a friend, a toddler, and a newborn:
- I'm woefully out of shape. My muscles are screaming today after hoisting around a 35-pound kid yesterday and getting down on the floor to play with him.
- Kids never stop. Ever.
- Losing a few pounds is definitely a good idea. The waitress asked me how old my newborn was. When I pointed to my friend and explained that he was her six-week-old, the waitress exclaimed, "That's your baby? You look amazing!"
- I'm still not ready to commit to having my own offspring.
- When and if I am ready, I think one will be plenty.
- Those minivans with the automatic doors are AWESOME.
- I inherently know how to use THE LOOK and THE VOICE when a kid acts up.
- Toddler poop is a serious mess.
- Swaddling is a lifesaver.
- Babies"R"Us is full of tempting consumer ploys to make me chuck my birth control pills in the garbage. (Tempting, but not convincing.)
- Sometimes it's easier to just pick up the toddler than to hold his hand and let him walk.
- Two-year-olds talk. A lot. And I understand very little of it.
- Hearing a toddler shout "Lello!" when he spots his favorite color is just about the most joyous thing ever.