Tonight as I talked with my husband, I was expressing my concern for a friend who just had her third baby.
I asked LeGrand, "What can I do to help her transition?" I really want to try and alleviate some of her adjustment pain.
"Should I call the Relief Society and set up meals and babysitting?" LeGrand with his infinite wisdom says, "Yeah, you could do that, but why prolong the inevitable nervous breakdown."
And, here is the telling rest of the paragraph. I hate to nark on myself here, but it is just too funny not to share. Here is what came straight from my hubby's mouth.
LG: "Alice, she has to figure it out on her own. She'll have the nervous breakdown, just like you did, and she'll then figure stuff out on her own."
Me: "Stuff, like what?"
LG: "Like, she'll quit bathing her kids every day, and she'll get a hobby, and she'll let them sit in front of the TV, wash her dishes once a week, and get behind on her laundry."
With LG's raving review of my mothering skills, don't you think I should call my friend right now and impart all my knowledge? And, also, don't ya'll think I deserve a really GREAT BIG Mother's Day gift for learning every Motherhood survival technique known to womankind?