Our fear is not the new parent fear of the unknown. It’s the smart, informed fear of the known. Our biggest nightmare is that we’ll have colic again, or double colic. This time around, we’re counting down — not like expecting parents but like cancer patients with only months to live. Enjoy life while you can, for soon it’s double the diapers, double the feedings. Half of zero sleep is … less than zero?"Smart".
As to terminal cancer, he might want to read this. As to children and the tribulations and rewards thereof, he can read this.
Mr. Garland has forgotten the ancient advice: I'd rather keep my mouth shut and be thought a fool and to open it and remove all doubt. All that remains to wonder is whether in 40 years he will write something about how his rotten, ungrateful kids aren't putting him in a nice enough nursing home. Actually, there's very little to wonder.
No man likes to live under the eye of perpetual disapprobation.Mr. Garland is well advised to get used to it.
- Dr. Sam Johnston
Hat tip: Prof. Jacobsen.