I found a photo folder on our computer P-Dougie had labeled:
"Mom puts child in danger for picture"
Not true. Gray was in no danger crawling and climbing around on the kitchen counter. I was ready to drop the camera and catch him at any moment. (As long as I got the money shot first.)
Looking at these pictures made me laugh for several reasons. See, I'm the youngest of five kids. And I'm the first to admit I used to be something of a know-it-all*.
And well, occasionally I saw fit to give my elder(ly) siblings some parenting and child-rearing advice.
Gleaned from my years of...
book reading and babysitting experience, obviously. They were always super receptive and appreciative.
Anyway, I remember back in those days having some pretty strong opinions about what kind of parent I would be. For one thing, I would NEVER let MY child run around in only a diaper.
Even worse, a FULL diaper.
And no child of mine would ever be seen with a snotty nose.
I mean...that's just gross.
Pretty hard evidently.
*Now I actually do know it all!