Summer Editor's Letter
I am somewhat of what people refer to as a control freak. I like to think of it more as being a Type A personality. Whatever you call it, I like my routine. As you know (or, if expecting your first, are about to find out), babies throw a big wrench into your daily life. Every single aspect of it. So while I adore babies, the baby stage with my own two girls was a bit trying for a schedule-happy girl like me. As a matter of fact, at the one-week appointment for my older, when the pediatrician asked if I had any questions, the only question I had was, “How do I get this baby on a routine?” After the doctor patiently explained to me that is was unreasonable to expect a 1-week-old baby to be able to follow a routine, I realized that I was going to have to work on giving up my need for control.
With one baby causing such a disruption in my daily life (who would have thought?), can you imagine what I would have been like with twins? Or triplets? It would not have been a pretty sight. That’s why I’ve so enjoyed following a local family, the Ishums, who had quadruplets just a little over a year ago. Oh my! I so admire mom Rebecca’s outlook and positivity. She is a super mom in my eyes! Her four little ones recently celebrated their first birthday. Rebecca tells all about her year with the quads in a sweet essay.
Summer is here and there is so much to do! Check out KC’s ONLY baby and toddler calendar for terrific events for you and your little ones! And, be sure to visit the KCParent.com calendar, where you’ll so many more events every day!
Happy summer, KC parents!