Before I was a parent I had ideas about what kind of a parent I wanted to be. Mostly my ideas were vague (I will be a parent, not a friend), but there were a few that were extremely specific (I will not force my child to eat canned green beans). Now that I am an actual mother I feel that the choices and decisions that swirl around parenthood are often difficult to wade through. I am trying to figure all of this out as I go.
I do have a few ideas that I feel strongly about, but most things fall into an in between area, one that has no real clarity.
One thing that I have discovered is that I really appreciate simple toys. We have found that beeps, lights and buzzers lose their pizazz after a day or two, but toys like blocks are endlessly fun and Eric and I can enjoy them with her.