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How To Be A Good Friend to New Parents

As a new parent (and as a about to be a new parent again), I am virtually nodding in agreement to most of this article:

Listen, no matter how long you’ve held the baby, maybe just try to hold the baby a little longer. I mean, you don’t have any requirements on you, or parental responsibility to hold someone else’s baby, but these parents, these poor souls reaching, grasping for every shred of vitality they can muster, these fools, are your friends.

And you know what? You couples can team up on us: men going out to drink and get teary eyed about the good ol’ days; women staying in to put the life-taker down for bed and drink white wine and chat. Maybe once you’ll get to switch that around, but I think you’ll learn from your mistakes and never let a pack of men put the baby down for bed again.

Read the full article here.

Via a tweet from Don Miller.

  1. Chris! Thanks for mentioning my post! I'm glad you liked it…

    Also, my wife and I lived in Regina for a year when we first got married (in Portland now)… so, not only do we know what it's like to have our lives fall apart in the best way possible, but we also know how to freeze our bunnies off!

    Thanks again!

  2. @Chase Reeves – Neat! And I see you picked up on our desire to talk about the weather within 5 seconds of starting a conversation with a stranger. 🙂 Are you or your wife Canadian or just were here for a period? Portland sounds like a great city from what little I've heard. Would love to visit someday.

  3. My wife is Canadian, i'm the american in the relationship (there should be at least one in every relationship ;).

    Portland is great… we love it. Come visit!

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