It’s so surreal. The changes that happen when you become responsible for a child are many and massive. Every day there’s a new obstacle, a new crisis, a new learning curve for dealing with life plus one as a family. For us, we try to do no harm, like some sort of Hippocratic Parent oath. But it’s nearly impossible to prevent any suffering, for one or all.
The dreaded fingernails of a newborn. You don’t want your bouncing baby bundle to look like Edward Scissorhands, but the thought of clipping or shaving those talons is no easy feat. Maybe we should’ve gone to dog grooming school first. They seem to know their business. At any rate, the basic upkeep of kids can expose you and yours to moments of pain. It’s inevitable.
My wife’s Instagram post has about 80 bajillion comments because this is one of the feats of strength and fortitude that not even Hercules could muster the will to complete. Because, God help you, if you cut too close. Gah.
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