Newborns are kind of weird. Adorable, yes. Precious and wonderful. But also, pretty strange. You know what else is strange? Jello.
Don’t be offended, just go with me here. And for the record, I’m a fan of both infants AND jello.
Jello is famous for it’s jiggly nature, and babies are just as squirmy.
Think about it: this tiny human takes up an entire nursery, space in its mother’s room to sleep and still more space in the family room where they may be a pack ‘n play or bassinet. They took over your uterus, moving organs around to suit them, and then conquer your lap, arms and possibly your breasts.
Just like jello will take up as much tupperware as you allow it to, a baby knows no limits on the amount of time and space it will claim as its own.
Postal workers, visitors and siblings are all cautioned not to upset the little one. Entire months are rearranged to suit their schedule.
I don’t know who the first person was to invent gelatin, but they were pretty brilliant.
So the next time you’re trying to bathe your squirmy little human, or wondering where your day went, just chuckle to yourself, and let it go.
Remember, it’s not you or your baby’s fault that they’re pretty much as predictable as jello.