Recently I was telling Nathan how, if I forget to take this whole parenting thing one day at a time, it can get a little overwhelming. Right now I feel like I can handle the diapers and night feedings, but when I think ahead to having to really parent this precious girl as she gets older, well, am I really going to be up to the task of raising her to be an obedient child, a morally and ethically upright person, an individual capable of contributing to society and making the world a better place?
I said to Nathan, "Right now, getting up with her twice in the night to feed her is totally doable, but will I be able to read her the same books 500 times apiece?"
Nathan's contribution to the conversation was this:
"I get dibs on the first reading of each book, and you can take it from there."