I need to stop making sweeping generalizations.
Prideful statements of things I will never do as a parent.
Things my kids will never do.
Because the more I learn, the less I know.
This parenthood adventure is humbling.
All too often I realize how wrong my thinking was.
How unfair my judgements have been.
This week has taught me a few lessons.
Over and over again I swore we would never have a baby gate.
Which is really easy to say when you live in a one story.
But then we moved.
To a house with crazy stairs.
Add in one shady baby who is scary fast and super sneaky.
We are now one of those people that I used to mock.
One of those baby gate people.
It is annoying.
I hate it.
But I am pretty sure I would hate an ER trip more.
I literally tweeted:
"My kids have never been on an antibiotic."
Ha ha ha ha ha.
Which meant that for sure my 100% garlic success rate was destined to fail.
In the form of an miserable child.
Days of high fevers.
A nearly ruptured eardrum.
A first ever trip to the pharmacy.
A serious talking to from the pediatrician. Legit antibiotics.
So, I am trying to be flexible. Knowing that even if I have 100 kids, what works for one, may not work for the others. The baby gate will eventually come down. The antibiotics will not ruin my kid's life. I will work on ceasing to say never.