10 Days of 10 Ways to be The Considerate (of others) New Parent: A Guide to Etiquette {Day 9}

Photo Courtesy of Ashley Clauss www.artbyashleyphotography.com

Photo Courtesy of Ashley Clauss
http://www.artbyashleyphotography.com

How To Be Considerate New Parents

9.  Events.

Do not bring baby or children to formal affairs, unless they are specifically invited to attend.  They are, at the very least, a distraction.  If they are normal, they will additionally be a disruption at some point over the course of a weekend, day, or multi-hour event.  Hire a babysitter, or send your regrets.  Do not take offense.  Appreciate the invitation, and appreciate the blessing that it is to be a parent.  Recognize that every rose has its thorns, and parenthood is no different.  It is okay to miss a few things in life for the sake of being your child’s parent.  Relish these young years.  They are but a moment in time, and they are priceless.

“The fragrance of what you give away stays with you.”  ~ Unknown

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What are some sagacious tips you have for being a considerate new parent?  Please share them.

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