*that chewing on a Dilbert magnet will result in finding the Pointy-Haired Boss' head in a diaper the next day
*wanting to sleep with every stuffed animal you own is hereditary
*you can never have too many bouncy balls
* if you fall asleep while nursing your baby, you may wake up to being inquisitively pinched
*slapping a kitchen floor makes great noises, as does clapping your hands and banging two wooden blocks together
*mommy is a fantastic jungle gym (and sometimes teether)
*a box of sidewalk chalk can be just as much fun as the chalk itself
*straws are not just for drinking
*any day can be a birthday if you sing loud enough
*Pandora is a girl's best friend (okay, we didn't just learn that today, I've known it for several years, but still! it rocks)
*a stack of books and a full jar of animal crackers is a good way to spend the morning
*always have the video camera handy
*ranch dressing makes a great lotion substitute (not)
*the superyard baby gate is a fantastic piece of equipment (if you have more than 1 child and don't have this, beg borrow or buy! you won't be sorry! you can pop the ends out to make one long zig-zag gate, it's awesome.)
*baby clothes multiply like rabbits, don't put them in a closet and turn your back!
*the phrase "like taking candy from a baby" was clearly not coined by a parent, because taking anything from a baby will result in bloodcurdling screams that bring the rest of the house running thinking someone's being tortured.