By Elizabeth Davies
Chatting with an elderly woman in the supermarket check-out, I joked that I just might drive around for an hour on the way home in order to keep my snoozing newborn asleep.
She laughed, adding, ďNot with the price of gas, you wonít!Ē
What that woman didnít realize was that, to the exhausted mother of a newborn, a sleeping baby is priceless. $4 a gallon for gas? Fill me up. Heck, go ahead and triple the price. Itís worth it to hear that glorious sound of snoring in the back seat.
Three months into this roller-coaster ride of motherhood, Iíve learned more than I ever did in four years at college. I feel as if Iíve earned a bachelorís degree in parenting, and yet something tells me that, years from now, there still will be more to learn.
Iíve read entire books, scoured magazine articles and searched the web for answers. Some weeks, itís about feeding. Other weeks, itís sleep training. And yet, with all that information, there were some things I simply had to learn on my own.
Here are some of the lessons parenthood has to offer: