“Kids are like pancakes. The first one is always a throw-away.” One of the nerds on Big Bang Theory
I don’t even know what the episode was about, all I heard was this line and it cracked me up. Not that I’m planning on throwing away my first born; especially now that his training is starting to take.
It reminded me of all the things we tried with our first child and all of the things that stressed us out. The first kid is really your parenting guinea pig. You experiment on the first, see what works and what doesn’t. By the time number two (or three or four) comes along you’ve decided to let them stay in pull-ups until kindergarten and eat dirt for snacks.