I can’t be one of those parents who wearily recycles clichés about how hard it is to have small children in the home. I can’t be one of those parents because my children were all remarkably easy. They slept at night. They ate well. They worked through each little infant hiccup without it stretching our nerves beyond their elastic limit. I was blessed. Our children were a blessing.
One of the most used pieces of equipment in our home when the kids were little was the baby playpen. We had a couple of them in different locations so that we still had the use of one when we were visiting grandparents.