Rabbi Julie Zupan teaches Parenting Through a Jewish Lens at the JCC in Newton. She currently serves as the Jewish family educator for the Early Learning Centers of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Boston (JCCGB).
The first snowflakes of the much anticipated blizzard started to fall, just as we were getting ready to take our newborn home from the hospital. We carefully strapped her in to the brand new way-too-expensive infant car seat (which had been installed previously by a volunteer in our local police department) and I climbed into the backseat. Slowly and cautiously, my husband began to drive.
“I’m not prepared for this,” my usually confident husband said in a shaky voice.
“Relax,” I assured him, “it’s just a few flakes; we’ll be at home way before there’s any real snow.”
“No,” he said, “I don’t mean driving in the snow; I mean fatherhood! I’m not prepared for this!”
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