I didn’t get this posted in time for National Poetry Month, but my friend Rachel wrote a poem every week during the first year of her son’s life and now there is a book.
And my friend & colleague Megan’s amazing essay “Channel B” will be featured in a volume of Best American Essays. Go read it, it is about being a new mom during a Chicago winter and becoming obsessed with the neighbor’s baby and is so, so good.
Let’s make this a thread by new parents, for new parents. What’s awkward? What’s awesome? I know Commander Logic can’t be the only one of you out there.
- Gross poop pictures
- Judging other people’s parenting choices or getting into arguments with other posters about parenting styles/methods/philosophies.
- Pressure to describe every moment as #$%&ing magical. If something is terrible? You can tell us that it’s terrible. We will get that you still love your child and are doing your best to be a good parent.
- If you’re not a parent, this isn’t your thread. That’s cool. It’s not really my thread either. Other threads will be your thread.
- Photos of your cute babies
- Gross poop stories