The Three Phases of Parenting
I've mentioned our two boys a couple of times here. I don't think I've mentioned my theory that with your first child, you want everything to be just right; by the fourth one, you're happy if he's not carried off by eagles. Erik Deckers at The American Reporter
elaborates on this theory a bit. Here's my favorite:
Don't run in the house. You could fall and hurt yourself.
Don't run with scissors.
Don't play with Daddy's good chainsaw.