Claudia is expecting a baby - and in her hormonal state, she thought I might have some wisdom to impart to her. This is a mistake for a number of reasons:
- I became a mother a decade ago - couple that with the extreme sleep deprivation and I'm surprised I can remember anything about it at all.
- Newborns scare me. I know I have had sole responsibility of a brace of them and should really have conquered my fears by now, but there is something of the unexploded bomb about babies which makes me twitchy.
- My own offspring have moments of such extreme foulness (don't talk to me about school drop off today) that I can only conclude that my template is not one you would be well advised to follow.
However, I like Claudia very much, so when she asked for a guest post, that's what she got. It's up over Aux petits oiseaux. She's after pearls of maternal wisdom - you might like to leave her some of yours. I have no more to give - mine have all been strewn before the little swine who live with me and ignore everything I say to them.