Parenting, Thing 3

Getting Into The Groove

LilZ came back home yesterday and we spent the day being one big happy family. That actually somehow manages to ALL squeeze into a Honda Fit, giving a whole new interpetation of the name, “Fit.” Granted, we looked like a group of clowns getting out of it – but still – we fit!

We also took our first bath (not as a family, that would be weird) and our first walk around the block. That we cut short at the end of the street because I suddenly remembered I had been sliced open less than a week ago and maybe I should take it easy.

It’s been a good day, although I still have not figured out a new family system. When you add a new member, things get shifted in terms of responsibility and priority. Like – MrZ is now in charge of everything but feeding the new baby and I am only in charge of feeding the new baby. I’m not sure if this is fair or not, but it’s the system we seem to have adopted for the first few days and I’m not filing any complaints about it. MrZ, on the other hand, is passed out asleep on the floor of our bedroom as I write this. I’m thinking maybe he’s tired? Worn out from several days of going non-stop as Mother, Father, Zookeeper, Gardener, Maid and Cook? Ya think?

9 thoughts on “Getting Into The Groove”

  1. I had thought of your vehicle situation after AndyZ’s birth. Boy with two carseats in the back seat, LilZ is probably wedged against the door in the back seat!

  2. We have the same problem with the car if we are all together… HMac is squeezed between the other 2 car seats.. and let’s just say that we usually take the big car when there are more than 4… Getting adjusted to a big family of 5 takes a couple months… but I wouldn’t have it any other way… HAVE FUN!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Oh yeah isn’t it weird how all of the sudden NikkiZ feels soooooooo B-I-G now that there is a baby in the house?… It is like the former little baby just grows up all at once… At least that is how I felt when baby WT got here… RT was all the sudden huge-mongus…

  4. Give MrZ a hug and kiss and tell him he’s a good father and husband. It’ll all be worth it to him then.

  5. A new family dynamic is something that scares me when we have our baby in December. I’m already worried about how it’s going to work and how Aidan will take it and if Daniel will be able to go back to work without me freaking out.

  6. I think MrZ will be ok ๐Ÿ™‚ He’s a pretty tough guy! And with a toddler and a newborn, you need all the help you can get! Oh yeah, and there’s that whole recovering from surgery thing ๐Ÿ˜›

  7. GREAT system! That’s the one Paul and I follow for new additions, too, although I also spend time weeping. So I feed the baby AND weep, and he takes care of all the other children and also brings me plates of food.

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