Having a child means learning the fine art of apologizing – sorry Haden ruined your plane trip. Sorry Oliver ate your lipstick. Sorry Violet reached into her diaper and flung its contents at your dinner guests.
Not that I’d know about such things.
Lane Walker Foard’s wonderful set of New Parent Apology Cards is a great gift for any new parents, whether they know it yet or not. The 30 cards feature 15 cheeky apologies along the lines of: With extreme embarassment, we would like to apologize for destroying your restaurant. We know it looks as if a disgruntled hard rock band just left…
If that doesn’t work, may I suggest a 50% tip?[via Cookie’s daysitter]