Wednesday, November 19, 2008

What They Don't Tell You Before You Take The Baby Home...

Here's a cute girl. Let's call her Taylor Simpson. Taylor Simpson was an adorable little baby. She was the apple of her parents' eyes. She was even tempered, loving and fun to be around.

Here's Taylor's Mom, Esther. She looks mostly put together, has priorities, has reasonable expectations for life and is willing to work hard to get what she wants and where she wants to be. She's about to be in for a rude awakening.

Ahhh, this guy is Daniel Simpson. He's very deliberately chosen to be a part of this family. He loves Taylor and Esther Simpson. He is  smart, thoughtful, compassionate and the voice of reason. He also is willing to work hard, love always, and drive 5 hours a day to be with his family. 

What they forgot to mention at the hospital is that after about 12 years of familial bliss, the baby turns into a pre-teen. That means that she thinks that she knows everything, that her parents can't make a reasonable decision, and that she is the most persecuted child in the universe. Despite her parents' mantras, "It isn't about me" and a lot of deep breathing, Taylor Simpson  manages to make her parents crazy. 

Only about 1960 days until she turns 18 and can escape her lame parents. I think she's already collecting moving boxes.


Taylor said...

oh dont worry Taylor simpsons is already counting the days and does have moving boxes ready!!!! :)

Sarah said...

Boy, oh boy, those Simpsons, I tell ya. ;-)

It sounds like a familiar story... I seem to remember the Bunches having a daughter that drove her mother nuts as well. Shall I tell you how it ends, or do you enjoy the suspense?

Beckie said...

Take notes! I'm sure I'll be calling you in 4 years when Hannah is 12!