It’s been 77 days of priceless learning, un-learning and re-learning. With all that learning, let’s go through some idioms today:
Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater
Yes, we have come to learn that this is really good advice. It is also really hard to send a baby flying out of the tub (made of metal in times past), water and all. Well, unless you are really strong, we’re not sure how this is possible. The poor fella that first did it, or was the victim of it…
Crying over spilt milk
This has happened to us on a number of occasions. especially when the bottle, full of expressed milk, decides to come loose on a whim, ponding its contents on the floor.
1) we have to clean the mess up, 2) it was hard work producing all that milk, 3) the baby really is crying while we scramble to warm up the milk in the fridge.
crying over spilt milk – justified.
Like taking candy from a baby
Well firstly, babies don’t eat candy nor should they be holding on to any (choking hazard). Not advisable to give your baby solids too soon either. Secondly, if you’re a parent trying to take something (like candy) from a baby, it might not be that easy, given how hard it is to pry open their fingers.
Be left holding the baby
ohhh wow, this is a tough one. Holding the baby is enjoyable on most accounts, except…
(a) when he is screaming his head off wanting milk
(b) he is dripping with vomit
(c) is dripping with pee
(d) and ewwww… dripping with poo
at which time you will quickly put the baby down. We wonder what happened to the first person that experienced this – must have felt an awful sense abandonment.
Sleep like a baby
This is the pinnacle of sleep for both parents and child. How a baby gets to this state is irrelevant
once if the baby is in this state.
What are some idioms that you experienced?