Chris has been a natural so far in the parenting category. He’s attentive, funny, responsible, reliable. He’s just great.
One of the things I have struggled the most with as a new mom is how to not be so controlling. Chris is Beanie’s dad. He has every right to make decisions and judgment calls about him.
And most of the time, I’m alright with that. I trust Chris and I know Beanie does, too. So, I am learning how to sit back and let Chris do things his way.
But sometimes, Chris makes it really hard for me to keep my mouth shut. Especially when Beanie is squealing like its the most fun he’s had in his short little life.
It makes it very, very hard for me to sit there and trust his judgment.
His very questionable judgment.
Sometimes its damn near impossible to not scream out, “CHRIS! PUT THE BABY DOWN!”
But when I scream out, Beanie always gives me this look like, “Geez, Mom, settle down. We’re just playing…”
So I stop and I look at the two of them rolling around on the floor together or sitting on the couch watching football or doing their hair in the bathroom after Beanie’s bath. I look at that and I reassure myself that Chris is a wonderful father and Beanie is so lucky to have him.
And then I take a sedative to calm my nerves.