Friday, March 10, 2017

Nerds have feelings too

I've never known so many juxtapositions in one human experience - babies are every emotion and elicit every emotion almost daily. 

She is wild, she is cautious. 
She smiles and frowns, laughs and cries. 
She kicks her legs with excitement and kicks them with frustration.
She can whistle (forrealz, I'm jealous), and toot at the same instant. 
Sometimes she likes broccoli, but most of the time she hates it. 
She loves to holler, but by-golly she refuses to talk. 

And at the same time...
Chris and I feel thankful, anxious, proud, overwhelmed, overjoyed, busy, thrilled, helpless, helpful, absorbed, amused, exasperated, relaxed and everything in between (can I get an AMEN?!). 

But mostly we feel love. There's no juxtaposition for that. 

The justaposition of parenting!
Chris with his mini-me.