There is a terrible, down right AWFUL commercial in circulation right now. It is for Dreft laundry detergent. You know, the detergent you are supposed to use when you have a newborn because it is gentle for their sensitive skin. I am not alerting you to this horrendous commercial to point out that you do not need to purchase a "special" detergent to wash your newborns clothes and blankets with. You simply need to have a sensitive detergent that is free of perfumes and dyes. I am alerting you to this outrageous commercial because of the final line. Brace yourself. Are you sitting down??? As a mother of a 10 month old baby the following line shot through me like a dagger!
"... you will have a child forever, but you will only have a baby for one year."
I looked over at my 10 month old the first time I saw this wretched commercial and I literally burst into tears! I'm serious. Actual crocodile tears. My son looked back at me and gave me his huge, scrunchy-faced smile... I scooped him up, kissed his gigantic cheek, placed him back down amidst his play zone of destruction and we proceeded to keep right on playing.
I only have a baby for two more months... (sigh) (sniff) (tear)