Why I Was Completely Unprepared For My ‘Wild Child’

  • We quickly learned that crawling and walking were not the pack n play mattress pad to watch out for. Soon, we realized they were just her means of transporting herself from danger to danger. Our house quickly became covered in bumpers to cushion the corners of tables, locks and latches on cabinets and toilets and drawers, furniture anchored to every wall, and child-safe outlets that I shoved outlet covers into for extra peace of mind.

    Some parents may fear their child swallowing a small pack n play mattress pad or some spare change. I’ve pulled a pencil sharpener out of my daughter’s mouth. She has held knives no less than seven times. She grabs strange dogs by the face to look into their souls and tell them she loves them.