October 1, 2018

New Parent Observations – Part 2

If you missed ‘New Parent Observations’ 1-14, you can catch up here. These are based on my 8-month son, Hugo…

15. He’ll never sleep when you desperately want him to.

16. He’s guaranteed to fall asleep as soon as you don’t want him to.

17. When you most need a dummy, you don’t have one.

18. He likes to take his dummy out, wave it at you, then put the other end back in. Jerk.

19. Transiting a sleeping baby from car seat to bed is as careful an operation as carrying dynamite.

20. Learning new skills is cute, for about five minutes. You then quickly wish he hadn’t. “Oh, I can roll on my front now Daddy. Actually, ALL I do is roll on my front…“)

21. Baby rice is a mysterious and pointless food.

22. You can put as much baby rice in the baby as you want – more always ends up on the outside.

23. You can’t hide food in things, with any amount of disguise. He knows when you’ve hidden carrot in something.

24. He likes to hold his spoon at the curved end. You know, the end where all the food is?

25. Swimming lessons amount to wallowing around in the baby pool with a load of mums, trying to sing nursery rhymes you can’t remember the words to.

26. You’re not allowed to have regular songs stuck in your head. Only nursery rhymes. And ridiculously annoying toy music.

27. One day you go for a shower, and this has happened:


More ‘observations’ to follow, no doubt.

P.S. I’m doing a daily Facebook live this month to accompany these emails . There are various reasons behind this experiment – I’ll explain more tomorrow.

Rob Drummond

Rob Drummond runs the Maze Marketing Podcast and Maze Mastery. Rob specialises in content production, ad creation, storytelling and CRM systems. He has two published books, Magnetic Expertise and Simple Story Selling, affordable on Amazon.