Misery loves company
I happen to have a fondness for anyone that heard the words “baby A” after thinking “hey, a second kid can’t be that bad of an idea.”
In my current town, however, I’ve met a sum total of nobody in this situation. Of course, there may be others, but none with kids anywhere near the same age-range of my current off-spring lineup. Finding other people, in the same situation is pretty nice, regardless of the geographic separation. I’d venture to call people in my particular situation kindred spirits.
Team Cartwright is a blog written by such a kindred set of spirits.
It’s written by Kim, the mom with an impressive science background, and Pat (aka dadrage), the dad that doubles as the witty comic relief. Much like my own house, whose television is constantly streaming some sort of child appropriate viewing, the Team Cartwright home has the same predicament. Unlike my home, Pat has compiled a most hilarious assessment of those child-appropriate television shows. This one is a must read, and we hope he continues with the series. Maybe we can get him to review Topsy and Tim for our site?
For those of you still struggling with naps, the Team Cartwright family has you covered with some incredible tips on making naptime a success. As the father of four year old twins, trust me, the struggle is real! I’d volunteer for a nap this very instance. Then again, i’m not four.
Probably most notable, however, is the picky eater series that the family have put together on their site. I know we all have encountered them, and dealt with them in any number of ways. Picky eating is quite the in-depth subject. Leave it to a mom with a formidable science background to draw you into the multifaceted conversation, and find out what her family has done.
I’ll be the first to admit that my kids are a bit picky. Then again, I know ten and twelve-year-old children still on the “orange” diet.
A few months after hearing the phrase “baby A,” we embarked on a corporate roller coaster with the wife at the helm and myself making the transition from aspiring amateur cycling domestique to professional domestic do-gooder.