“When mother Yashoda thought to chastise her boy after hearing all the complaints, she saw His pitiable face, and smiling, she did not chastise Him.” (Krishna, The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Vol 1, Ch 8)
People tried to warn you, but you didn’t listen. Let everything play out on its own, you thought. No need to stress at the moment. Everything is in the future. There will be people to help. Your involvement will be minimal. The mother is there, after all.
Of course the experience of being first-time parents is never easy. Especially in the modern day, the likelihood is that you have to go it alone. Family members live elsewhere. Friends have their own lives to manage. This new child is solely your responsibility, twenty-four hours a day, into the foreseeable future.
As the father, the primary issue of concern is crying. You can’t really enjoy…
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