We’re having a baby. This statement usually results in one or several of the following statements:
“Good thing you traveled so much before getting pregnant because you won’t be doing that any more.”
“When are you moving to the burbs?”
“You’ll never have time to workout once the baby is here.”
“You’re doing a natural childbirth??”
We’re calling B.S. So here we are – challenging conventional wisdom around what you can and can’t do with a small child and – most importantly – challenging the notion that we will lose ourselves completely along with our food-loving, active/athletic, adventurous ways once we become parents. Now, we know we’re novices – not posing as anything else. We’re sure there will be things that we thought possible that will turn out to be good ideas that just couldn’t be converted to reality. But, we want to try. And in the meantime, maybe we’ll even inspire a few others to do what feels authentic to them instead of letting others persuade them that the way others do it should be how they do it too.
Thus the MisGuidedParent. We think about, say and do things that somehow always seem to make people question our rationality and common sense and inevitably make them go, “Hmmmm…” (usually accompanied by a perplexed look and/or furrowed brow). We hope you join us on our journey.
Andy & Cynthia