Something really weird happened after I had Samantha.
Then it happened after I had Emerson.
It happened again after Lincoln.
Then after I had Nolan, it happened again.
The doctor and nurses just expected me to go home, nurse my baby, take care of it and raise it.
With no parenting manual. Like I knew what I was doing.
Or maybe they forgot to give it to me. I mean, I had the sheet that tells you a little about what to do for the first six weeks, but what happens after that? Is Google all I have (I HOPE NOT! Google is full of sanctimoms)? Is there a parenting manual that other moms got that I didn’t? Maybe by the time I had Nolan, they assumed I was a pro. “She already has a litter, she doesn’t need a manual.”
Look, I understand there probably isn’t one for having three kids back to back in 28 months. I get that. No one is that insane to try it (it’s crazy, let me tell you). So I need to stop looking for that one. However, there should be a solid manual. People have been having kids forever.
If someone has one, can I borrow it?
Asking for a friend…