It can be risky when it’s just you around your sleeping baby, to check on them or simply sneaking about your daily routine. The stakes are so high if you wake them.
Now add your partner into the mix, and it’s even trickier. So, the art of silent communication becomes one of the tools we parents develop out of dire need to not effing wake the baby.
In light of this, here are some advanced military-style tactics you and your partner may (or may not so much) try employing on the battlefield of parenthood.
Being able to adapt and overcome is all part of parenting. Even if there are some heated exchanges, don’t be discouraged by friendly fire. Stick to the plan and you’ll get your objective achieved.
Few plans go according to themselves, and some go straight to hell in a hand basket. If you need to abort the mission, stay calm and regroup on the floor with some stuffed animals and spare blankets to wait out the danger.
Miscommunications can result in disaster. It’s important to only act on signaled commands you’re certain of. Better safe than so so soooooo sorry.
It’s always important to stay frosty and keep your cool. (Sorry, I’m a dad and can’t help myself.) Probably not the best strategy to start throwin’ down Dad Jokes during a stealth operation. No matter how sweet they are.
Good luck, my fellow parents.