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Deja Vu - My Messy Beautiful

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There's no parenting manual that comes with a child, though I'm pretty sure my gynecologist checked thoroughly for it while he was helping me deliver my son. I assume that's what he was looking for, he was down there for so long. I switched to a female doctor the second time around, thinking she'd be more familiar with the parts and could maybe unearth the coveted instructions. Nope, still no manual when my daughter was born either.
We do the best we can as parents, making educated guesses most of the time or doing some serious wishful thinking at 3am. You'd think that sparkly, pointy, fairy wand I stepped on would work as something other than a weapon on my bare foot. And we won't mention those…