Oneof my first memories of feeling unfamiliar with parenting came when Jake was just 2 years old. At the daycare he attended they had cut, glued and taped (with help of course) a special project, we called the “Cow Hat”. He was so proud to wear it home, and we were impressed that he even wore it on his head! He proceeded to want to wear it during every activity, including while sitting on his spring horsey. When it was time for bed, he tried to convince us that it must be worn during sleep, but fortunately, the “ba-ba” (bottle) won over and he succumbed to setting in on the dresser. The next morning, he went directly to the “Cow Hat” and proceeded to put it on. As soon as he did, the construction paper gave way and it tore. The tears rolled down his cheeks as he protested. I quickly got the scotch tape and repaired the precious “Cow Hat”.
Jake (age 2) in "Cow Hat"