Yoo-Mi and I are back in Washington, D.C. to meet our new niece, Maia Eun-Hi Lee. As you can see for yourself, she is utterly adorable.
One of the fun things about the visit is spending time with Puff and Anika, Maia’s parents, who are amazingly well-adjusted at week four. Two of the most annoying things about new parents — chosen from among the thousands of annoying things about new parents — are the gaudy display of what passes for parenting expertise and their seeming belief that the experience they are going through is somehow novel, discovered-if-not-invented by them alone. Puff and Anika love-the-hell out of Maia; but they don’t act as though they are the first people on earth to have a kid or like there is anything particularly magical about the acts of feeding, coddling, bathing, or changing diapers. I guess they didn’t read the parenting books.