Friday, January 11, 2008

Designated Bean 1.0 Parenting Process - Baby Whispering!

firsttimedad has seen a flurry of activity this evening, all motivated by his new read the Secrets of a Baby Whisperer. Key achievements include firsttimemom's E.A.S.Y (Eat, Activity, Sleep and You) list whichis already rolling out from the printing presses upstairs - this process feels like something we could make work ...

firsttimedad is known for being swinging wildly between tragically disorganized to a type-A driven organization freak. Translation: firsttimedad can happily live in an environment with mountains of laundry, dog hair coated furniture and firsttimedad's personal favorite, piles of unknown mail/Economists/catalogs scattered across the house - The Baby Whisperer equates this to a 'winger' type parent. At a critical point firsttimedad will inexplicably reach a tipping point when his 'winger' tendencies are transformed into the another of Baby Whisperer's classifications, the 'planner'. Readers can be assured that firsttimedad will go to excruciating detail to go above and beyond to correct is more normal 'winger' behavior. Now of course, FTM may disagree - I'm sure she'll post to offer her thoughts ....

So why burden our burgeoning and we hope growing reader base with firsttimedad's character profile? With bean imminent, firsttimedad has determined the Baby Whisper's is the only system that has any chance of succeeding, as we both actually stick to this.... as an engineer, firsttimedad will need some kind of process to guide him through the next few weeks....

3 comments:

Amy said...

I don't have any experience with the Baby Whisperer, but we had wonderful luck with The Happiest Baby on the Block.

Also do you have the Miracle Blanket yet? That is the most important thing any FTM&D need ! (That and a kickin' Bugaboo stroller!)

First Time Dad said...

Thanks Amy ... will add this to my reading list!

Not sure what a Miracle Blanket is, but I will check with FTM, she's normally better informed...

Deepti said...

Quite interesting blog.
Even I'm very lucky.
deepti
http://allaboutparenting.blogspot.com/2008/01/parenting-process-challenge-or-reward.html